References

References are listed in order of appearance

[1]     FAO. 2009. The State of Food Security in the World:  Economic Crises—Impacts and Lessons Learned. Rome:  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/012/i0876e/i0876e.pdf. Accessed October 2010.

[2]     Zeller, Manfred, Akhter U. Ahmed, Suresh C. Babu, Sumiter S. Broca, Aliou Diagne, and Manohar Sharma. 1996. Rural Finance Policies for Food Security of the Poor:  Methodologies for a Multicountry Research Project. FCND Discussion Paper, no. 11. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://www.ifpri.org/publication/rural-finance-policies-food-security-poor.  Accessed October 2010.

[3]     Sharma, Manohar. 2000. Microfinance: A Pathway from Poverty. Policy Briefs 1-14. Washington, DC:   International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://www.ifpri.org/publication/microfinance-0. Accessed October 2010.

[4]     FAO. 2001. The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2001:  When People Live with Hunger and Fear Starvation. Rome:  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, http://www.fao.org/docrep/003/y1500e/y1500e00.htm. Accessed October 2010.

[5]     USAID. 1992. “USAID Policy Determination:  Definition of Food Security.” PD-19 (April 13, 1992). Washington, DC:  United States Agency for International Development. http://www.usaid.gov/policy/ads/200/pd19.pdf. Accessed October 2010.

[6]     FAO. 2006. Food Security. Policy Brief, issue 2. Rome:  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. ftp://ftp.fao.org/es/ESA/policybriefs/pb_02.pdf. Accessed October 2010.

[7]     Singer, Jennifer. n.d. Board Briefing Note:  Backgrounder on VSLAs. Toronto, Canada:  The Mastercard Foundation. http://www.themastercardfoundation.org/pdfs/VSLA_Website_Brief.pdf. Accessed October 2010.

[8]      VSL Associates website. Homepage: The VS&L Methodology. http://www.vsla.net/.

[9]     UNDP. 2009. Human Development Report 2009:  HDI rankings.  New York:  United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics/. Accessed 2010.

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