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Davis, Benjamin

Works: 144 works in 252 publications in 3 languages and 2,678 library holdings
Genres: Instructional films  Conference papers and proceedings  Nonfiction films  Case studies  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Cinematographer, Translator
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Publications about Benjamin Davis
Publications by Benjamin Davis
Most widely held works by Benjamin Davis
A.M. & P.M. stretch ( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
A sequence of exercises that stretches muscles, improve posture and increases the range of motion in you joints and helps free the body and mind of the tension accumulated throughout the day
Pilates intermediate mat workout ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
An intermediate workout for those who are familiar with Pilates mat movements. This workout is more rigorous, including increased duration and intensity for previously learned exercises, plus additional more subtle and challenging new moves
Food insecurity, vulnerability and human rights failure by Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis( Book )
16 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
'This book is a very important and timely analysis of interactions between food insecurity, vulnerability and the right to food. Given the continued failure to meet global hunger reduction targets set by the international community it is vitally important to have rigorous analysis of what does and doesn't work. This book, through its wide-ranging coverage of different country and regional experiences, and through its focus on the multi-faceted elements of the hunger problem, provides that analysis. It will be of great importance and utility to policy makers as well as to academics working in the area. I strongly recommend it.' -- Nick Chisholm, Senior Lecturer in International Development and Food Policy, University College Cork, Ireland 'This volume provides a valuable addition to WIDER's rich body of work on the issues of poverty and distributive justice. The essays in this volume should be essential reading for policymakers who remain committed to ending hunger within a more just society.' -- Rehman Sobhan, Chairman, Centre for Policy Dialogue, Dhaka 'Any single approach to understanding food security oversimplifies. This collection of analyses from various perspectives and contexts helps us to recognize the richness of the food security concept.! We may be tempted to take one way of understanding the causes, character and remedies for food insecurity as the correct one, but this volume teaches us that openness to multiple approaches can enrich our appreciation of the meaning of food security.' -- George Kent, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Hawaii 'This notable book was not written for readers who are looking for quick and simple solutions of the problem of hunger, but for those who seek to understand the multi-faceted character of food insecurity and who wish to learn from practical experiences. The value of the book lies in the understanding of food insecurity as an outcome of a complex set of physical, economic, social, and political factors and in the special attention to critical determinants, such as vulnerability, gender inequality, and human rights violations, to special issues such as the role of HIV/AIDS or micro-nutrient deficiency, and to experiences with safety net policies as necessary components of comprehensive food security programmes.' -- Hartwig de Haen, Former Assistant Director-General, FAO and retired Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, University of Gottingen
A.m. and p.m. Pilates mat workout by Jillian Hessel( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
A.M. Pilates is a comprehensive, thorough program led by certified fitness trainer and master Pilates instructor Jillian Hessel to work all parts of your body together. Continuous movement challenges muscles and builds balance. P.M. Pilates is a physically demanding workout led by certified Pilates instructor Ana Cabǹ
Food security : indicators, measurement, and the impact of trade openness by Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
"What are the implications of the WTO's Agreement on Agriculture for food security in poor countries? Are economic reforms and high growth rates in some countries protecting the well-being of the poor by improving the status of nutrition? Are we measuring hunger adequately? Do we need new tools and indicators? Does women's socio-economic status matter for child-health? Are targeted programmes successful in identifying and helping the truly needy? Despite the scale of human suffering inflicted by malnutrition, the fight against world hunger has recently been overshadowed by the campaign to end poverty. The emergence of the WTO and the freeing of agricultural trade, for example, have serious implications for hunger and food security in many countries, yet this is an area that is relatively understudied. This book aims to fill this gap by providing a significant collection of essays from mainstream academia and prominent international organizations working for food security. Examining food security across regions, the book tackles food security at three distinct levels-national, household, and individual. Other topics included are: attempts to improve measurement tools; the applications of existing tools for empirical analysis using household data, and; the impact of trade openness on national food security."--Jacket
A.m. & p.m. yoga conditioning for weight loss : with Suzanne Deason ( visu )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Two yoga programs designed to release tension, calm nerves, and enhance circulation
Choosing a method for poverty mapping by Benjamin Davis( Book )
10 editions published in 2003 in English and Swedish and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Presents and compares a large selection of poverty and food-security mapping methodologies in use. The choice of a poverty-mapping methodology depends on a number of logical and legitimate considerations, such as the objectives of the poverty mapping exercise, philosophical views on poverty, limits on data and analytical capacity, and cost
Promoting farm/non-farm linkages for rural development : case studies from Africa and Latin America by Benjamin Davis( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Food, agriculture, and rural development : current and emerging issues for economic analysis and policy research (CUREMIS II) ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Guided relaxation for sleep ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
This program uses guided relaxation, breathing techniques, positive imagery and simple yoga postures to help release tension and fall asleep. Bonus: Foods for Sleep and Meal Planning for Sleep segments. With Dr. James Rouse. Evening Yoga is excerpted from Yoga remedies for natural healing featuring Rodney Yee
From evidence to action : the story of cash transfers and impact evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa ( Book )
8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Impact evaluations must be embedded in the ongoing process of policy and programme design in order to be effective in influencing country policy. This is the primary lesson found in this book, which is based on the rigorous impact evaluations and country-case study analysis of government-run cash transfer programmes undertaken in eight Sub-Saharan African countries (Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa) evaluated as part of the Transfer Project and From Protection to Production Project. The impact evaluations employed mixed method approaches, including randomized controls trials (RCTs) and non-experimental designs, qualitative methods and village LEWIE-CGE modelling. Evidence presented in the book counteracts concerns around social protection creating dependency showing that unconditional cash transfers lead to a broad range of social and productive impacts, even though they are not tied to any specific behaviour
Cardio burn weight loss ( visu )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Four fun, motivating, low-impact 10 minute workouts integrate fitness-walking and low-impact aerobics techniques, creating indoor cardio routines almost anyone can do anytime, anywhere
Yoga conditioning for athletes ( visu )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Yoga can enhance your sports performance by combining physical conditioning and focused concentration. Rodney Yee designed these yoga for athletes videos to enhance your abilities, no matter what sport you play. Yoga is a great way to get into "the zone" and enhance your athletic abilities by fully coordinating the mind, body and breath. It will help you improve your game, play strong, relax deeply, and have fun!
Yoga Journal's yoga for longevity ( visu )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Master yoga instructer Rod Stryker shows you how to slow down and even reverse the effects of aging, restoring vigor, vitality and strength to your life
Pilates conditioning for weight loss ( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
The complete multi-level workout, beginner's modified workout angle and an in-depth interview with Suzanne Deason. Use this program as a tool to help you reaffirm your connection to a healthy, fit body, calm mind and joyful spirit
Migration, transfers and economic decision making among agricultural households ( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Yoga fitness for kids ( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
By practicing yoga, kids can increase muscular strength, boost body confidence and self-esteem and improve learning and social skills. Includes fun yoga poses and a basic anatomy lesson
Income Diversification Patterns in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa : Reassessing the Evidence by Benjamin Davis( file )
2 editions published in 2014 in Undetermined and English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Is Africa's rural economy transforming as its economies grow? This paper uses comparable income aggregates from 41 national household surveys from 22 countries to explore the extent of income diversification among rural households in Sub-Saharan Africa, and to look at how income diversification in Sub-Saharan Africa compares with other regions, taking into account differences in levels of development. The paper also seeks to understand how geography drives income diversification, focusing on the role of agricultural potential and distance to urban areas. The countries in the African sample have higher shares of on-farm income (63 versus 33 percent) and lower shares on nonagricultural wage income (8 and 21 percent) compared with countries of other regions. Specialization in on-farm activities continues to be the norm in rural Africa (52 percent of households, 21 percent in other regions). In terms of welfare, specialization in nonagricultural income-generating activities stochastically dominates farm-based strategies in all of the countries in our African sample. Crop income is still important for welfare, however, and even at higher levels of household income, crop activities continue to play an important complementary role. Regardless of distance and integration in the urban context, when agro-climatic conditions are favorable, farming remains the occupation of choice for most households in the African countries for which the study has geographically explicit information. When urban integration is low and agricultural conditions more difficult, the picture is mixed, with households more likely to engage more fully in nonfarm activities in Niger and Malawi, but less likely to do so in Uganda and Tanzania
Non-traditional crops, traditional constraints : the adoption and diffusion of export crops among Guatemalan smallholders by Calogero Carletto( file )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Abstract: This paper uses a duration analysis based on adoption data spanning more than 25 years from six communities in the Central Highlands of Guatemala. The analysis explores how household characteristics and external trends play into both the adoption and diffusion processes of non-traditional exports among smallholders. Adoption was initially widespread and rapid, which led nontraditional exports to be hailed as a pro-poor success, reaching all but the smallest landholders. However, over time more than two-thirds of adopters eventually dropped out of production of nontraditional exports. Based on the analysis, production of nontraditional exports appears to have delivered less prosperity to adopters than initially promised. Although smallholders may be enticed into entering into nontraditional exports markets when conditions are favorable, they may lack the capacity to overcome the difficulties that inevitably arise in complex types of cultivations and in highly variable global agricultural markets. Governmental and non-governmental organizations can attempt to mitigate these difficulties, but market forces may overwhelm their efforts, with some adopters still unable to compete in global markets
Hambre cero: principales lecciones by Benjamin Davis( Computer File )
3 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Davis, Benjamin Kaylor 1964-
English (98)
Spanish (3)
Swedish (1)
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