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Improving Food Security : A guide for rural development managers - Michael Hubbard

Improving Food Security

A guide for rural development managers

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In many parts of the world, food insecurity and nutritional risk is often greater for females than for males, in infancy, in parenthood (particularly during pregnancy, nursing and as single parents), and in old age. Further, women are usually the key decision-makers in child nutrition. Therefore a substantial part of the challenge in improving household food security involves raising the incomes and education of disadvantaged women. For policy makers and students as well as rural development managers and others with an interest in food security, Improving Food Security discusses in a practical way the participative assessment of malnutrition and food security problems, how to improve nutrition, food and livestock markets, water supplies, finance, and co-operation between NGOs and governments, as well as the importance of strengthening local preparedness for famine prevention.

Preface
Plight and Power of the Rural Managerp. 1
Assessing Food Security in the Localityp. 7
Nutrition, Health and Diseasep. 22
Food Supplies and Pricesp. 39
Creating Incomes and Employmentp. 63
Waterp. 90
Livestockp. 99
Finance for Local Food Securityp. 109
Government-NGO Co-Operationp. 120
Preparedness for Famine Preventionp. 127
Appendix I: Rapid and participatory appraisal toolsp. 139
Appendix II: Kenya's Turkana District drought preparedness planp. 142
Glossary of food security termsp. 145
Notesp. 147
Referencesp. 149
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ISBN: 9781853393112
ISBN-10: 1853393118
Series: Guide for Rural Development Managers
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st January 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25