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Food security policy in Africa between disaster relief and structural adjustment : reflections on the conception and effectiveness of policies : the case of Tanzania

Author: Gabriele Geier; Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik.
Publisher: London ; Portland, Or. : F. Cass, 1995.
Series: GDI book series, no. 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book shows that the debate on food security policies has changed with the passage of time, but the bearing of socio-economic structures on the food security of African households and their individual members are still not fully recognised.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriele Geier; Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik.
ISBN: 0714641839 9780714641836
OCLC Number: 31934107
Language Note: Translation of: Nahrungssicherungspolitik in Afrika zwischen Katastrophenhilfe und Strukturanpassung.
Notes: "Published in association with the German Development Institute, Berlin."
Credits: "Published in association with the German Development Institute, Berlin."
Description: 242 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Problem and the Essential Features of the Study --
Pt. I. Trend in the International Debate on Food Security. 1. Food Insecurity as a National Supply Problem. 2. Food Insecurity as an Access Problem. 3. Synopsis and Assessment of the International Debate --
Pt. II. Reflections on the Effectiveness of Policies in Relation to Various Aspects of Food Security. 1. Reflections on the Theory of Consumption: Links between Income, Demand for Food and Consumption. 2. Production for Subsistence and for the Market: the Dual Role of the African Household. 3. Conclusions for the Debate on Food Security: Food Insecurity as a Development Problem --
Pt. III. Food Security and Policy Interventions --
the Case of Tanzania. 1. A Brief Introduction. 2. The Political and Economic Background to the Formulation of Food Security Policies. 3. Food Security Policy in Tanzania since Independence. 4. Assessment of Tanzania's Food Security Policy and Outlook --
Pt. IV. Development of Food Security in a Region Remote from Important Markets: Case Studies in Rukwa Region. 1. Subject of the Empirical Analysis and Methodological Approach. 2. Regional Development since Independence and Basic Structural Features of Rukwa Region. 3. Essential Aspects of Household Economics. 4. Problems Posed by the Operationalization of Food Security at Household Level. 5. Food Security System of "Typical" Home Economies. 6. Summary of the Empirical Findings. Pt. V. Conclusions for the Conception of Food Security Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa. 1. Essential Findings of the Study. 2. Guidelines for the Conception of Food Security Policies. 3. Adjustment of One-Sided Policies and Actions. 4. Outlook: Need and Prospects for the Reorientation of Food Security Policies --
Annex: 1 Implications of the bargaining effect for household food demand --
Annex: 2 Maps: Tanzania --
Maps: The villages selected --
Annex: 3 Data sheet on Tanzania.
Series Title: GDI book series, no. 5.
Other Titles: Nahrungssicherungspolitik in Afrika zwischen Katastrophenhilfe und Strukturanpassung.
Responsibility: Gabriele Geier.
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