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The UN World Food Programme and the Development of Food Aid - D. Shaw

The UN World Food Programme and the Development of Food Aid

By: D. Shaw

Hardcover Published: 17th May 2001
ISBN: 9780333676684
Number Of Pages: 302

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This is the first history to be written of the World Food Programme (WFP), the food aid arm of the United Nations System. It tells the story of the antecedents and origins of WFP and growth from modest beginnings as a three-year experiment in 1963-65 to become the main source of international food aid for both disaster relief and development against the background of the evolution and development of food aid. This dual role has put WFP in the front line of the United Nations attack on poverty, hunger and food insecurity.

The world food programme has long been one of the unsung success stories of the international system. Now John Shaw has produced a masterly history analysing its origins, growth and controversies - and telling this practical but visionary story with insight and fascinating detail.

Food security on a global scale is an essential challenge to international governance in the world today. John Shaw provides a masterly account of how the World Food Programme has grappled with the issues of food shortages and famine - the successes, the failures and what still remains to be done. Filled with lessons and important reading for anyone concerned with global governance in the 21st century.' - Professor Richard Jolly, Institute of Development Studies, UK



'John Shaw's history of the World Food Programme is based on deep practical experience and much careful research. It is a major contribution to understanding one of the foremost achievements of the United Nations.' - John Toye



'As a comprehensive history of WFP, the book contains material that appears in the public domain for the first time. It also represents a major contribution to the history of food aid generally since the Second World War. It should be read not only by those concerned with that history, but also with the future of food aid as an essential part of the goal of achieving world food security.' - Sir Hans Singer

List of Figures and Tablesp. viii
Prefacep. xiii
Key Eventsp. xix
List of Abbreviationsp. xxvii
Introductionp. 1
The Birth of WFP: One Man's Inspirationp. 6
Antecedents: a Tale of Three Citiesp. 19
The Experimental Years: 1963-5p. 37
Food for Developmentp. 67
Emergency and Relief Operationsp. 145
Managing Food Aid Resourcesp. 188
Constitutional Change: the Byzantine Vortexp. 205
Reform and Renewal: Future Directionsp. 225
Statistical Appendicesp. 253
Notesp. 256
Bibliographyp. 266
Dramatis Personaep. 291
Indexp. 296
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ISBN: 9780333676684
ISBN-10: 0333676688
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 17th May 2001
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 16.26  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.76
Edition Number: 1