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Food security : indicators, measurement, and the impact of trade openness

Author: Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis; Shabd S Acharya; Benjamin Davis
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007
Series: UNU-WIDER studies in development economics
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis; Shabd S Acharya; Benjamin Davis
ISBN: 9780199236558 0199236550
OCLC Number: 476748519
Description: xxiv, 371 s. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Food Security: Indicators, Measurement, and the Impact of Trade Openness; PART I ISSUES IN MEASUREMENT AND THE QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF FOOD SECURITY; 2. Measuring Food Security Using Respondents' Perception of Food Consumption Adequacy; 3. Measures of Food Insecurity at the Household Level; 4. Tomorrow's Hunger: A Framework for Analysing Vulnerability to Food Insecurity; 5. Women's Status and Children's Food Security in Pakistan; 6. Changing Pattern of Undernutrition in India: A Comparative Analysis across Regions; 7. Food Security in Vietnam during the 1990s: The Empirical Evidence; 8. Measuring the Efficacy of Targeted Schemes: Public Works Programmes in India; PART II TRADE OPENNESS, THE WTO, AND FOOD SECURITY; 9. The Impact of Domestic and International Commodity Price Volatility on Agricultural Income Instability in Ghana, Vietnam and Peru; 10. Agricultural Support Measures of Advanced Countries and Food Insecurity in Developing Countries: Economic Linkages and Policy Responses; 11. An Analysis of the Potential Impact of the Current WTO Agricultural Negotiations on Government Strategies in the SADC region; 12. International Trade, Food Security and Response to WTO in South Asian Countries; 13. Does the WTO Agreement on Agriculture Endanger Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa?; 14. Food Retailing, Supermarkets, and Food Security: Highlights from Latin America
Series Title: UNU-WIDER studies in development economics
Responsibility: edited by Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, Shabd S. Acharya and Benjamin Davis
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The fight against world hunger has recently been overshadowed by the drive to end poverty. Yet the growing importance of the WTO and its role in shaping the agricultural trade agenda, has serious  Read more...

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