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The Global Hunger Crisis: Tackling Food Insecurity in Developing Countries

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Millions across the world face the daily challenge to find enough food to survive. Hunger is on the rise globally with more than 1.2 billion people suffering from food insecurity. Rising prices are further restricting food access.In this deeply informative study, Majda Bne Saad identifies the causes for global hunger embedded in the current global political and economic system and highlights the key challenges facing low income food deficit countries. She shows how Western countries share the blame for global hunger through their support for subsidies to agricultural production and biofuels, which have created new challenges to food security worldwide. Bne Saad argues that, as world population rises from 6.7 billion to 9.2 billion by 2050, there needs to be a "second green revolution" to grow more food. She looks at the factors constraining low-income nations from achieving food security and considers policies which could generate income and enhance individual entitlement to food.

About the Author

Majda Bne Saad lectured in Food Security, Famines and Development Management at University College Dublin before her retirement. She is a member of the National Irish Famine Commemoration Committee and involved in national level development Task Forces in Ireland. She is the co-editor of Trade, Aid and Development (2006).

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

PART I: FOOD SECURITY AND INSECURITY: CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES

1. Food Security

2. Famine

3. The World Food System: Challenges And Options

4. Peasants Farming: Current And Future Challenges

PART II: CHALLENGES AND OPTIONS TO FOOD SECURITY

5. Access To Land

6. Rural Labour Markets

7. Rural Financial Services And The Issue Of Sustainability

8. Water For Livelihoods

9. Gender And Food Security: Invisibility Revisited

10. Conclusion: Food Security In Perspective

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780745330679
Author:
Saad, Majda Bne
Publisher:
Pluto Press (UK)
Author:
Bne Saad, Majda
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Developing & Emerging Countries
Subject:
Agriculture & Food
Subject:
Political Economy
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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