Some are more food secure than others
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CTA. 2001. Some are more food secure than others. Spore 95. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa Edited by S Devereux & S Maxwell, ITDG Publishing, 2001. 350 pp. ISBN 1853395234 GBP 15.95 Euro 25.90
The days when a majority believed that food insecurity just meant insufficient food production at national level are over. Food insecurity is experienced at household level and concerns not only a family s production but also guaranteed access to food in order to secure its livelihood. In Food security in Sub-Saharan Africa, the editors describe the various schools of thought about food and livelihood security. Various contributors each shed their own light on different approaches to food security. Why is there often enough food in the markets during a famine? Why do droughts or other natural disasters not automatically lead to famine? What is the role of international markets, of trade and aid? The relation between nutrition and food security is analysed as are the sometimes questionable roles of interventions such as food-for-work, food supplements, subsidies and grants. This thought-provocative book puts paid to some simplistic myths, for instance that increased production alone solves food insecurity. The richness in angles and examples might be confusing at first but it certainly helps the reader understand why sub-Saharan Africa is the region in the world that suffers most from food insecurity and famine. Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa Edited by S Devereux & S Maxwell, ITDG Publishing, 2001. 350 pp. ISBN 1853395234 GBP 15.95 Euro 25.90 ITDG Publishing 103-105 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4HL,UK Fax: + 44 20 7436 2013 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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