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Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa

Edited By Stephen Devereux,Simon Maxwell
ISBN: 9781853395239
Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa aims to contribute towards an improved understanding for more effective food security policy. This book brings together eleven substantial chapters on critical food security issues, and draws on a variety of disciplinary perspectives, from agricultural economics to nutrition.
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  • Synopsis
    Sub-Saharan Africa's persistent food insecurity and vulnerability to famine reflects failures of understanding as much as failures of interventions. Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa aims to contribute towards an improved understanding for more effective food security policy. This book brings together eleven substantial chapters on critical food security issues, and draws on a variety of disciplinary perspectives, from agricultural economics to nutrition. Most contributions reflect an evolution of thinking during the 1990s. Food insecurity is no longer seen simply as a problem of agriculture and a failure of food production at the national level, but instead as a failure of livelihoods to guarantee access to sufficient food at household level. The authors are all food security experts with long experience of research and advisory work in Africa.
  • Table of Contents
    Prelims (Acknowledgements, List of Boxes, List of Figures, List of Tables, List of Acronyms)
    1. Introduction
    Stephen Devereux and Simon Maxwell
    2. The Evolution of Thinking about Food Security
    Simon Maxwell
    3. Agricultural Issues in Food Security
    Simon Maxwell
    4. Household Food and Livelihood Security
    Jeremy Swift and Kate Hamilton
    5. Food Security and the Environment
    Susanna Moorehead and William Wolmer
    6. Famine in Africa
    Stephen Devereux
    7. Food Marketing
    Bob Baulch
    8. Food Aid and Trade
    Christopher Stevens and Jane Kennan
    9. Food Security Information Systems
    Stephen Devereux
    10. Nutrition and Intervention Strategies
    Helen Young
    11. Transfers and Safety Nets
    Stephen Devereux
    12. Organisational Issues in Food Security Planning
    Simon Maxwell
    Back Matter (References, Notes, About the Contributors, Index)
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    Editor Stephen Devereux,Simon Maxwell
    Number of Pages 238
    Format Paperback / softback
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