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Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa - Stephen Devereux

Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa

By: Stephen Devereux (Editor), Simon Maxwell (Editor)

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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. This conceptual shift and related arguments are presented in a clear and accessible way for the non-specialist reader, and are illustrated with empirical data and case studies from across the sub-continent. The authors are all food security experts with long experience of research and advisory work in Africa.

The evolution of food security thinking
Agricultural issues
Livelihood systems
Food security and the environment
Famine in Africa
Food marketing
Food trade and aid
Food security information systems
Transfers and safety nets
Organisational issues in food security planning
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ISBN: 9781853395239
ISBN-10: 1853395234
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 1st July 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64