Food aid has played a key role in responding to the extreme poverty and disasters afflicting millions of people in the developing world. It is at the centre of much political discussion, both nationally and internationally, and there have been notable successes, yet there is doubt and criticism about the appropriateness of food aid, and confusion about the deep-rooted problems which perpetuate these calamities. This book is designed to give a
wide public a clear insight into the key issues, presenting a balanced assessment of the uses and misuses of food aid, and relating these to the complex realities of the international economy.
'useful book ... food aid must be relentlessly used as a weapon in the struggle for development ... A book like this one helps to sharpen its cutting edge by exploring its advantages without ducking the difficult problems.'
' The book is clearly with a series of very useful technical and data appendices.'
'This book presents a balanced assessment of the uses and misuses of food aid, and relates these to complex realities of the international economy. The authors provide a useful select bibliography.'
'a readable, relevant primer that provides sensible guidance through the thickets of misinformation, disinformation, and misunderstanding that accompany food discussion ... Any reader should be pleased to have the guidance in priorities of such an experienced guide as Hans Singer.'
John W. Mellor, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC. Journal of Development Studies
'The book has many merits, not least because of the authors' determination to concentrate on the positive side of international food aid. I also applaud the frankness which is occasionally introduced. Pitfalls do not remain hidden'
Johan Potter, BSOAS
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 16th July 1987
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.6
Weight (kg): 0.36