World Food Security: A History since 1945

Hardcover | November 15, 2007

byD. John Shaw

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This book is the first comprehensive account of the numerous attempts made since the Second World War to provide food security for all. It provides a reference source for all those involved and interested in food security issues.

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This book is the first comprehensive account of the numerous attempts made since the Second World War to provide food security for all. It provides a reference source for all those involved and interested in food security issues.

D. JOHN SHAW was associated with the United Nations World Food Programme for over thirty years, almost from the start of its operations in 1963, latterly as Economic Adviser and Chief of its Policy Affairs Service. He was also a Consultant to the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, an...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:472 pages, 9.59 × 6.39 × 1.3 inPublished:November 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230553559

ISBN - 13:9780230553552

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PART I: 1945-70: EARLY ATTEMPTS: FAO'S PIONEERING WORK * FAO's Origins * Food Surpluses: Historical Background * World Food Board Proposal * International Commodity Clearing House * A World Food Reserve * National Food Reserves in Developing Countries * International Commodity Agreements * Freedom from Hunger Campaign * The Development of Food Aid * PART II: 1970-90: THE WORLD FOOD CRISIS OF THE 1970S AND ITS AFTERMATH * World Food Crisis * World Food Conference 1974 * International Undertaking on World Food Security * An International Grain Reserve System * International Emergency Food Reserve * Global Information and Early Warning System * International Trade, Stability and Agricultural Adjustment * World Food Council * ILO World Employment Conference 1976 * Food Entitlement * Pragmatism and Politics * World Bank Perspective * Food Subsidies * PART III: THE 1990S AND BEYOND: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES * International Development Strategy for the 1990s * International Conferences * World Summit for Children 1990 * U.N. Conference on Environment and Development 1992 * International Conference on Water and the Environment 1992 * International Conference on Nutrition 1992 * World Conference on Human Rights 1993 * World Conference on Overcoming Global Hunger 1993 * International Conference on Population and Development 1994 * World Summit for Social Development 1995 * A 2020 Vision for Food Agriculture and the Environment 1995 * Fourth World Conference on Women 1995 * World Food Summit 1996 * World Agricultural Trade: WTO and the Doha Declaration * U.N. Millennium Summit 2000 * International Conference on Financing for Development 2002 * World Summit 2005 * PART IV: ASSESSMENT: THE GRAVEYARD OF ASPIRATIONS * Redefining the Concept of Food Security * Dimensions of Poverty * Future Action

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‘With masterly attention to detail and sources, John Shaw traces the twists and turns of the evolving story of world food security. The strength and originality of Shaw’s account is its comprehensiveness, never losing the storyline but bridging the macro and the micro, commodity agreements and global reserves, human rights and early warning systems and the roles of all the UN agencies involved. This fascinating account provides another piece in the jigsaw of the UN’s contributions to economic and social governance over the last 60 years – and the lessons to be drawn for facing the challenges of the years ahead.’ - Professor Sir Richard Jolly, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, and the UN Intellectual History Project, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, USA