Food Security in the Developing World Book

Food Security in the Developing World

  • Author : John Michael Ashley
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128017791

Food Security in the Developing World Excerpt :

Food Security in the Developing World provides an entry point into the complex and challenging subject of providing access to nutritious and safe food in a readable format, capturing the essence of the subject in an effective and impactful manner. Organized into nine chapters the book covers the manifestation and measurement of food insecurity; means whereby households endeavour to be food-secure; causes of food insecurity; mitigation of current food insecurity and prevention of future food insecurity. There will then follow a chapter with case studies, a chapter on cross-cutting issues and the final chapter drawing conclusions and recommendations on the way forward to increase the prevalence of food security in developing countries. A glossary and Bibliography will round off the book. Dr. Ashley’s real-world experience makes the book accessible while providing valuable insights into the broad range of factors that contribute to food insecurity in this large at-risk population, and practical means of addressing them. Presents all aspects of food security in a logical sequence Covers the manifestation and measurement of food insecurity Includes case studies and cross-cutting multidisciplinary issues

Food Security For Developing Countries Book
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Food Security For Developing Countries

  • Author : Alberto Valdes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-04-26
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429704192

Food Security For Developing Countries Excerpt :

This book describes the nature and magnitude of food insecurity in less-developed countries, stressing the various practical problems at the country level. It presents various national and international approaches to coping with food insecurity in these countries.

Food Security and Environmental Quality in the Developing World Book

Food Security and Environmental Quality in the Developing World

  • Author : Rattan Lal
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420032215

Food Security and Environmental Quality in the Developing World Excerpt :

Can developing countries meet the food requirements of their growing populations without jeopardizing a natural resource base that is already under great stress? Can increases in food production achieved in the past two decades be sustained in the next two decades? Can developing countries achieve freedom from hunger and malnutrition

Agricultural Development and Food Security in Developing Nations Book

Agricultural Development and Food Security in Developing Nations

  • Author : Ganpat, Wayne G.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2016-10-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522509431

Agricultural Development and Food Security in Developing Nations Excerpt :

The development of sustainable agricultural systems is an imperative aspect of any country, but particularly in the context of developing countries. Lack of progress in these initiatives can have negative effects on the nation as a whole. Agricultural Development and Food Security in Developing Nations is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly material on promoting advancements in agricultural systems and food security in developing economies. Highlighting impacts on citizens, as well as on political and social environments of a country, this book is ideally designed for students, professionals, policy makers, researchers, and practitioners interested in recent developments in the areas of agriculture.

Food Security and Development Book

Food Security and Development

  • Author : Udaya Sekhar Nagothu
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-11-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317596493

Food Security and Development Excerpt :

The global food system is characterized by large numbers of people experiencing food insecurity and hunger on the one hand, and vast amounts of food waste and overconsumption on the other. This book brings together experiences from different countries addressing the challenges associated with food security. Seen through various disciplinary lenses the different cases included are countries at various stages of food security, with diverse stories of success as well as failures in their efforts. China, Brazil and India, as well as less developed countries in Africa and Asia, such as Malawi, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Myanmar, Bangladesh and the Philippines. The authors pay special attention to the environmental and socio-economic challenges in the respective chapters and how they contribute to food insecurity. Each of the case studies identifies and analyzes which factors or drivers (environmental, economic, policy, technology, markets) have been the most powerful shapers of the food system and their future impact. The case studies identify interventions at regional, national and local level that contribute positively to food security, highlighting solutions that are effective and easy to implement for all levels of decision makers, from farmers to policy makers. Overall, the book provides insights in order to foster a greater understanding of the issues surrounding food security and support progress towards the goal of a sustainable food system for all.

The WTO and Food Security Book

The WTO and Food Security

  • Author : Sachin Kumar Sharma
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-09-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811021794

The WTO and Food Security Excerpt :

This book examines the public stockholding policies of selected developing countries from the perspective of WTO rules and assesses whether the provisions of the Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) could hamper these countries’ efforts to address the challenges of food security. Further, it highlights the need to amend the provisions of the AoA to make WTO rules just and fair for the millions of people suffering from hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. This book highlights that 12 countries namely China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Morocco, Pakistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Zambia and Zimbabwe are facing or will face problems in implementing the food security policies due to the provisions under AoA. These provisions need to be amended for permitting developing countries to address hunger and undernourishment. Progress in WTO negotiations on public stockholding for food security purposes are also discussed and analysed. The findings of this study greatly benefit trade negotiators, policymakers, civil society, farmers groups, researchers, students and academics interested in issues related to the WTO, agriculture and food security.

Animal Sourced Foods for Developing Economies Book

Animal Sourced Foods for Developing Economies

  • Author : Muhammad Issa Khan
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-12-21
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429676512

Animal Sourced Foods for Developing Economies Excerpt :

Animal products are good source of disposable income for many small farmers in developing countries. In fact, livestock are often the most important cash crop in many small holder mixed farming systems. Livestock ownership currently supports and sustains the livelihoods of rural poor, who depend partially or fully on livestock for their income and/or subsistence. Human population growth, increasing urbanization and rising incomes are predicted to double the demand for, and production of, livestock products in the developing countries over the next twenty years. The future holds great opportunities for animal production in developing countries. Animal Sourced Foods for Developing Economies addresses five major issues: 1) Food safety and nutritional status in developing world; 2) the contribution of animal origin foods in human health; 3) Production processes of animal foods along with their preservation strategies; 4) functional outcomes of animal derived foods; and finally, 5) strategies, issues and polices to promote animal origin food consumption. Animal sourced food contain high biological value protein and important micronutrients required for optimal body functioning but are regarded as sources of fat that contribute to the intake of total and saturated fatty acids in diet. The quality of protein source has a direct influence on protein digestibility, as a greater proportion of higher quality proteins is absorbed and becomes available for bodily functions. Animal foods has high quantity and quality of protein that includes a full complement of the essential amino acids in the right proportion. Land availability limits the expansion of livestock numbers in extensive production systems in most regions, and the bulk of the increase in livestock production will come from increased productivity through intensification and a wider adoption of existing and new production and marketing technologies. The significant changes in the global consumption and demand for anima

Trade Policy and Food Security Book

Trade Policy and Food Security

  • Author : Ian Gillson
  • Publisher : World Bank
  • Release Date : 2014-11-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 1464803056

Trade Policy and Food Security Excerpt :

Increased trade integration holds considerable potential to stabilize food prices, boost returns to farmers, and reduce the prices faced by consumers. This book explores the effects of food price changes on economic welfare in developing countries, and how these can be mitigated through appropriate national policies at the border.

Biofuels  Food Security  and Developing Economies Book

Biofuels Food Security and Developing Economies

  • Author : Nazia Mintz-Habib
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-01-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317914112

Biofuels Food Security and Developing Economies Excerpt :

The last decade has witnessed major crises in both food and energy security across the world. One response to the challenges of climate change and energy supply has been the development of crops to be used for biofuels. But, as this book shows, this can divert agricultural land from food production to energy crops, thus affecting food security, particularly in less developed countries. The author analyses the extent to which biofuels feedstocks fit within the national food security strategy, agro-export orientation, and rural development plans and policies of developing economies. Two case studies, from Tanzania in East Africa and Borneo in Malaysia, are considered in detail, using the non-edible crop of jatropha as an example of how compromises can be reached to balance food and energy goals as well as export markets. The author develops a novel integrated approach, the Institutional Feasibility Study, as the basis of her analysis. She addresses key issues such as: how do global initiatives for green growth, energy security and sustainable development incorporate biofuels industry development? Does global biofuels trade present meaningful foreign and local investment opportunities for developing countries? To what extent does biofuels feedstock production help with poverty reduction and agricultural sector modernization? What role do the EU and the US commitments to biofuels blending targets play in the rapid industry development in developing countries? How does the biofuels industry fit within existing formal and informal institutional frameworks? Who are the winners and losers in the biofuels global value chain?

Poverty and Hunger Book

Poverty and Hunger

  • Author : World Bank
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Food security
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112086310833

Poverty and Hunger Excerpt :

Food security means access by all people at all times to enough food for an active and healthy life. Available data suggest that more than 700 million people in the developing world lack the food necessary for such a life. No problem of underdevelopment may be more serious or have such important implications for the long-term growth of low-income countries. This report outlines the nature and extent of food security problems in developing countries, explores the policy options available to these countries in addressing these problems, and indicates what international institutions such as the World Bank can and should do to help countries solve their food security problems. It suggests ways to achieve the desired goal in cost-effective ways. It also identifies policies that waste economic resources and fail to reach the target groups. (BZ)

Postcrisis Growth and Development Book

Postcrisis Growth and Development

  • Author : Shahrokh Fardoust
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2010-11-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN 10 : 0821385232

Postcrisis Growth and Development Excerpt :

Post-crisis Growth and Development lays the groundwork for setting development priorities and advances the discussion among the G20, and non-G20 countries on development policy in infrastructure, trade, food security, financial inclusion, and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), as they relate to strong, sustainable, and balanced global growth.

COVID 19 and global food security Book

COVID 19 and global food security

  • Author : Swinnen, Johan, ed.
  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release Date : 2020-07-27
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780896293878

COVID 19 and global food security Excerpt :

The coronavirus pandemic has sparked not only a health crisis but also an economic crisis, which together pose a serious threat to food security, particularly in poorer countries. COVID-19 & Global Food Security brings together a groundbreaking series of IFPRI blog posts looking at the impacts of COVID-19 and the policy responses. IFPRI researchers and guest bloggers provide key insights and analysis on how the global pandemic is affecting global poverty and food security and nutrition, food trade and supply chains, gender, employment, and a variety of policy interventions, as well as reflections on how we can use these lessons to better prepare for future pandemics. These pieces draw on a combination of conceptual arguments, global and country-level simulation models, in-country surveys, case studies, and expert opinions. Together, they present a comprehensive picture of the current and potential impact of COVID-19 and the world’s policy responses on global food and nutrition security.

Macroeconomics  agriculture  and food security Book
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Macroeconomics agriculture and food security

  • Author : Díaz-Bonilla, Eugenio
  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release Date : 2015-10-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 644
  • ISBN 10 : 9780896298590

Macroeconomics agriculture and food security Excerpt :

Why write a book on macroeconomic policies and their links to agriculture and food security in developing countries? The food price spikes of the years just prior to 2010 and the economic, political, and social dislocations they generated refocused the attention of policymakers and development practitioners on the agricultural sector and food security concerns. But even without those traumatic events, the importance of agriculture for developing countries—and for an adequate functioning of the world economy— cannot be denied. First, although declining over time, primary agriculture still represents important percentages of developing countries’ overall domestic production, exports, and employment. If agroindustrial, transportation, commercial, and other related activities are also counted, then the economic and social importance of agriculture-based sectors increases significantly. Furthermore, large numbers of the world’s poor still live in rural areas and work in agriculture. Through the links via production, trade, employment, and prices, agricultural production is also crucial for national food security. Second, it has been shown that agriculture in developing countries has important growth and employment multipliers for the rest of the economy, and agriculture seems to have larger positive effects in reducing poverty than growth in other sectors. Third, agriculture is not only important for individual developing countries, but it has global significance, considering the large presence of developing countries in world agricultural production and the increasing participation in international trade of those products (these three points will be covered in greater detail in Chapter 1).

World Food Security Book

World Food Security

  • Author : D. Shaw
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 510
  • ISBN 10 : 1349363324

World Food Security Excerpt :

This book is the first comprehensive account of the numerous attempts made since the Second World War to provide food security for all. It provides a reference source for all those involved and interested in food security issues.