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Title: Food Security in Developing Countries
Authors: Staatz, John M.
Boughton, Duncan
Donovan, Cynthia
Authors (Email): Staatz, John M. (
Boughton, Duncan H. (
Donovan, Cynthia (
Keywords: food security
food policy
economic development
JEL Codes: O13
Issue Date: 2009-04
Series/Report no.: Dept. of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics Staff Paper Series
Abstract: This paper provides a systematic definition of food security, focusing on its different dimensions; examines the nature and magnitude of the different dimensions of food insecurity in developing countries; discusses the difficult tradeoffs that policy makers face in trying to address food security’s multiple dimensions simultaneously; and explores promising new approaches to address food insecurity. The geographic focus is on Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, where the majority of the world’s food insecure people live.
Institution/Association: Michigan State University>Department of Agricultural Economics>Staff Paper Series
Total Pages: 38
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