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The World Food Problem : Toward Understanding and Ending Undernutrition in the Developing World - Howard D. Leathers

The World Food Problem

Toward Understanding and Ending Undernutrition in the Developing World

Paperback Published: 1st November 2016
ISBN: 9781626374515
Number Of Pages: 465

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The fifth edition of The World Food Problem reflects nearly a decade of new research on the causes and potential solutions to the problems of producing and distributing food in developing countries. With extensively updated data and new case studies throughout, this edition includes new or expanded discussions of such issues as genetically modified food, the impact of climate change, the quality of agricultural land and water, the significance of globalization, abd implications of changes in demographic policy, such as the reversal of China's "one-child rule".

CONTENTS:

  • Introduction.
  • THE FACTS ABOUT MALNUTRITION.
  • Famines: The Historical Context.
  • Defining Malnutrition.
  • Measuring Undernutrition.
  • Why Does It Matter?
  • Who, When, Where?
  • ADDRESSING CAUSES OF UNDERNUTRITION. 
  • Supply and Demand.
  • It's Not Food vs. Population.
  • The Problem of Income.
  • Other Factors Influencing Demand.
  • Issues of Agricultural Land and Water.
  • Environmental Degradation and Climate Change.
  • The Potential of Input Intensity.
  • The Potential of New Technology.
  • An Important Aside: The Question of Health.
  • POLICY APPROACHES TO UNDERNUTRITION.
  • Philosophical Approaches to Food Policy.
  • Raising the Incomes of the Poor.
  • Population Policy.
  • Subsidizing Consumption.
  • It's All About Distribution (Isn't It?).
  • Raising Prices Paid to Farmers.
  • Increasing Food Supply.
  • ALTERNATIVE SCENARIOS.
  • The Future of World Food Supply and Demand.

* Introduction.* THE FACTS ABOUT MALNUTRITION.* Famines: The Historical Context.* Defining Malnutrition.* Measuring Undernutrition.* Why Does It Matter?* Who, When, Where?* ADDRESSING CAUSES OF UNDERNUTRITION. * Supply and Demand.* It's Not Food vs. Population.* The Problem of Income.* Other Factors Influencing Demand.* Issues of Agricultural Land and Water.* Environmental Degradation and Climate Change.* The Potential of Input Intensity.* The Potential of New Technology.* An Important Aside: The Question of Health.* POLICY APPROACHES TO UNDERNUTRITION.* Philosophical Approaches to Food Policy.* Raising the Incomes of the Poor.* Population Policy.* Subsidizing Consumption.* It's All About Distribution (Isn't It?).* Raising Prices Paid to Farmers.* Increasing Food Supply.* ALTERNATIVE SCENARIOS.* The Future of World Food Supply and Demand.

ISBN: 9781626374515
ISBN-10: 1626374511
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 465
Published: 1st November 2016
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 5
Edition Type: Revised

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