Food Insecurity, Vulnerability And Human Rights Failure

Hardcover | November 15, 2007

EditorBasudeb Guha-Khasnobis

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World hunger is prevalent yet receives relatively less attention compared to poverty. The MDGs have taken a step to address this with the resolution of halving the number of starving people in the world by 2015. Hunger though is not a straightforward problem of producing enough to feed the world's population; it has many cross-cutting dimensions. This volume discusses the significance of human rights approaches to food and the way it relates to gender considerations, addressing links between hunger and the HIV/AIDS pandemic, agricultural productivity and the environment.

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World hunger is prevalent yet receives relatively less attention compared to poverty. The MDGs have taken a step to address this with the resolution of halving the number of starving people in the world by 2015. Hunger though is not a straightforward problem of producing enough to feed the world's population; it has many cross-cutting ...

BASUDEB GUHA-KHASNOBIS is a Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Rochester, USA. His research interests are international economics, development economics, emerging market finance, informal labour markets and food security. SHABD S. ACHARYA is Honorary Professor at the Institute of De...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:November 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Preface * PART I: VULNERABILITY TO HUNGER: CAUSES AND REMEDIES * National Food Policies impacting on Food Security: The Experience of a Large Populated Country--India--S. S. Acharya * Food Security in the South Pacific Island Countries with Special Reference to the Fiji Islands--K. L. Sharma * Food Security in the SADC Region: An Assessment of National Trade Strategy in the Context of the 2001-03 Food Crisis--A. Charman and J. Hodge * On the Edge: The Role of Food-Based Safety Nets in Helping Vulnerable Households Manage Food Insecurity--L. Brown and U. Gentilini * The Public Distribution Systems of Foodgrains and Implications for Food Security: A Comparison of the Experiences of India and China--Z.-Y. Zhou and G. Wan * PART II: GENDER AND HUNGER: THE LINKS * Gender, HIV/AIDS and Rural Livelihoods: Micro-Level Investigations in Three African Countries--J. Curry, E. Wiegers, A. Garbero, S. Stokes, and J.Hourihan * Gender, Local Knowledge, and Lessons Learnt in Documenting and Conserving Agrobiodiversity--Y. Lambrou and R. Laub * Gender Differentiation in the Analysis of Alternative Farm Mechanization Choices on Small Farms in Kenya--J. Wanjiku, J. U. Manyengo, W. Oluoch-Kosura, and J. T. Karugia * Women and Food Security in South Asia: Current Issues and Emerging Concerns--N.Ramachandran * PART III: HUNGER AS ENTITLEMENT FAILURE: THE RIGHT TO FOOD * Entitlement Failure from a Food Quality Perspective: The Life and Death Role of Vitamins and Minerals in Humanitarian Crises--P. Webb and A. Thorne-Lyman * The Right to Food as a Fundamental Human Right: FAO's Experience--I. Rae, J. Thomas, and M.Vidar * Realizing the Right to Food in South Asia--P. Bhargava and M. Balana * Rights-Based Approach to Development: Lessons from the Right to Food Movement in India--B. Guha-Khasnobis and S. Vivek