Food Security in Developing Countries

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.


Issue Date:
2009-04
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/49227
Total Pages:
38
JEL Codes:
O13; O19; Q18
Series Statement:
Dept. of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics Staff Paper Series
2009-03




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