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The UN's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for 'Zero Hunger' has refocused attention on hunger and malnutrition as major challenges for the 21st century and as essential desired goals for human development. This volume provides key insights on how these challenges for food security can be addressed globally and in a number of countries that face these challenges most acutely.

According to the World Food Summit, food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. The implication is that lack of food security would overlap with hunger — both overt and hidden — and undernutrition and would have spillover effects onto the health of and labor market performance of those affected by such insecurity. This range of issues have guided the choice of contributions to this volume. Several manifestations of these topics are covered for a number of countries in Asia and Africa.

Contents:
  • Preface
  • About the Editor
  • About the Authors
  • Introduction and Thematic Issues:
    • Introduction: Hunger and Malnutrition as Major Challenges in the 21st Century (Raghbendra Jha)
    • The Political Economy of Food-based Social Safety Nets: Lessons from Indonesia's Experience Managing Food Security (C Peter Timmer)
    • Structural Shifters in the Global Demand for Food: Urbanization and Ageing (Peter Warr)
    • Conflict, Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia (Simrit Kaur and Harpreet Kaur)
  • Food Security in China and India:
    • The Chinese Dual Malnutrition: Facts, Challenges and Perspectives (Jing You and Zekun Du)
    • Food and Nutrition Security: The India story (Shyam Khadka and Deepika Anand)
    • Is Variety the Spice of Life? India's Nutrition Experience (Nidhi Kaicker, Vani S Kulkarni and Raghav Gaiha)
    • Agriculture and Female Malnutrition in India (Priya Rampal and Ranjula Bali Swain)
  • Food Security Issues in Africa:
    • Africa's Food Insecurity and Its Determinants (Manoj K Pandey)
    • Agricultural Research, Technology and Nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa (Raghav Gaiha and Shantanu Mathur)
    • Rethinking Agricultural transformation and Food Security in Africa (Abbi M Kedir and George Kararach)
    • Nutrition, Health and Productivity in Africa: Evidence from Ethiopia (George Kararach and Abbi M Kedir)

Readership: Graduate and doctoral students interested in microeconomics, game theory, and mechanism design. Hunger;Malnutrition;Food Security;Food Based Social Safety Nets;Global Demand for Food;Conflict;Climate Change and Food Security;Dual Malnutrition in China;Food and Nutrition Security in India;Nutritional Experience in India;Agriculture and Female Nutrition;African Food Insecurity;Agricultural Nutrition Research and Nutrition in Africa;Nutrition;Health and Productivity00

The UN's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for 'Zero Hunger' has refocused attention on hunger and malnutrition as major challenges for the 21st century and as essential desired goals for human development. This volume provides key insights on how these challenges for food security can be addressed globally and in a number of countries that face these challenges most acutely.

According to the World Food Summit, food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. The implication is that lack of food security would overlap with hunger — both overt and hidden — and undernutrition and would have spillover effects onto the health of and labor market performance of those affected by such insecurity. This range of issues have guided the choice of contributions to this volume. Several manifestations of these topics are covered for a number of countries in Asia and Africa.

Contents:
  • Preface
  • About the Editor
  • About the Authors
  • Introduction and Thematic Issues:
    • Introduction: Hunger and Malnutrition as Major Challenges in the 21st Century (Raghbendra Jha)
    • The Political Economy of Food-based Social Safety Nets: Lessons from Indonesia's Experience Managing Food Security (C Peter Timmer)
    • Structural Shifters in the Global Demand for Food: Urbanization and Ageing (Peter Warr)
    • Conflict, Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia (Simrit Kaur and Harpreet Kaur)
  • Food Security in China and India:
    • The Chinese Dual Malnutrition: Facts, Challenges and Perspectives (Jing You and Zekun Du)
    • Food and Nutrition Security: The India story (Shyam Khadka and Deepika Anand)
    • Is Variety the Spice of Life? India's Nutrition Experience (Nidhi Kaicker, Vani S Kulkarni and Raghav Gaiha)
    • Agriculture and Female Malnutrition in India (Priya Rampal and Ranjula Bali Swain)
  • Food Security Issues in Africa:
    • Africa's Food Insecurity and Its Determinants (Manoj K Pandey)
    • Agricultural Research, Technology and Nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa (Raghav Gaiha and Shantanu Mathur)
    • Rethinking Agricultural transformation and Food Security in Africa (Abbi M Kedir and George Kararach)
    • Nutrition, Health and Productivity in Africa: Evidence from Ethiopia (George Kararach and Abbi M Kedir)

Readership: Graduate and doctoral students interested in microeconomics, game theory, and mechanism design. Hunger;Malnutrition;Food Security;Food Based Social Safety Nets;Global Demand for Food;Conflict;Climate Change and Food Security;Dual Malnutrition in China;Food and Nutrition Security in India;Nutritional Experience in India;Agriculture and Female Nutrition;African Food Insecurity;Agricultural Nutrition Research and Nutrition in Africa;Nutrition;Health and Productivity00


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