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The evolving sphere of food security

Author: Rosamond Naylor
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hundreds of millions of people still suffer from chronic hunger and food insecurity despite sufficient levels of global food production. The poor's inability to afford adequate diets remains the biggest constraint to solving hunger, but the dynamics of global food insecurity are complex and demand analysis that extends beyond the traditional domains of economics and agriculture. How do the policies used to promote  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Evolving sphere of food security.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2014]
(DLC) 2014024467
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rosamond Naylor
ISBN: 9780199354078 0199354073
OCLC Number: 1043060891
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 394 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The many faces of food security / Rosamond L. Naylor --
Food security for the poorest billion : policy lessons from Indonesia / Walter P. Falcon --
The food security roots of the middle-income trap / Scott Rozelle, Jikun Huang, and Xiaobing Wang --
Institutions, interests, and incentives in American food and agriculture policy / Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, David Lazarus, Walter P. Falcon, and Rosamond L. Naylor --
Political economy of EU agricultural and food policies and its role in global food security / Johan Swinnen --
Creating synergies between water, energy, and food security for smallholders / Jennifer A. Burney --
Health and development at the food-water nexus / Jennifer Davis, Eran Bendavid, Amy J. Pickering, and Rosamond L. Naylor --
Land institutions and food security in sub-Saharan Africa / Whitney L. Smith and Rosamond L. Naylor --
Food energy, and climate connections in a global economy / David B. Lobell, Rosamond L. Naylor, and Christopher B. Field --
Agricultural nutrient use and its environmental consequences / Peter M. Vitousek and Pamela A. Matson --
Water institutions and agriculture / Barton H. Thompson, Jr. --
Global agriculture and land use changes in the twenty-first century : achieving a balance between food security, urban diets, and nature conservation / Ximena Rueda and Eric F. Lambin --
Food and security / Stephen John Stedman --
From politics to farm plots : a field perspective on food security / Rosamond L. Naylor.
Responsibility: edited by Rosamond L. Naylor.

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Hundreds of millions of people still suffer from chronic hunger and food insecurity despite sufficient levels of global food production. The poor's inability to afford adequate diets remains the biggest constraint to solving hunger, but the dynamics of global food insecurity are complex and demand analysis that extends beyond the traditional domains of economics and agriculture. How do the policies used to promote food security in one country affect nutrition, food access, natural resources, and national security in other countries? How do the priorities and challenges of achieving food security change over time as countries develop economically? The Evolving Sphere of Food Security seeks to answer these two important questions and others by exploring the interconnections of food security to security of many kinds: energy, water, health, climate, the environment, and national security. Through personal stories of research in the field and policy advising at local and global scales, a multidisciplinary group of scholars provide readers with a real-world sense of the opportunities and challenges involved in alleviating food insecurity. In sub-Saharan Africa, for example, management of HIV/AIDS, the establishment of an equitable system of land property rights, and investment in solar-powered irrigation play an important role in improving food security - particularly in the face of global climate change. Meanwhile, food price spikes associated with the United States' biofuels policy continue to have spillover effects on the world's rural poor with implications for stability and national security. The Evolving Sphere of Food Security traces four key areas of the food security field: 1) the political economy of food and agriculture; 2) challenges for the poorest billion; 3) agriculture's dependence on resources and the environment; and 4) food in a national and international security context. This book connects these areas in a way that tells an integrated story about human lives, resource use, and the policy process.

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