Food Insecurity, Vulnerability And Human Rights Failure [NOOK Book]

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Do we have a right to food? The significance of a human rights approach, and the way in which it translates to gender considerations, with links to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, agricultural productivity and the environment, adds a new dimension to the problem of world hunger. By exploring these approaches to hunger this volume is novel in its shift away from rather obvious research on macro food availability to more composite dimensions cutting across economics, sociology, law and politics. With regional experiences ...
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Overview

Do we have a right to food? The significance of a human rights approach, and the way in which it translates to gender considerations, with links to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, agricultural productivity and the environment, adds a new dimension to the problem of world hunger. By exploring these approaches to hunger this volume is novel in its shift away from rather obvious research on macro food availability to more composite dimensions cutting across economics, sociology, law and politics. With regional experiences and country case studies this constitutes an invaluable collection for researchers and activists trying to make a difference.
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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 Development Studies, Jaipur, India, Vice President of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and President of the Agricultural Economics Research Association of India. He is published extensively in agricultural economics, agricultural marketing, and agricultural development and policy.

BENJAMIN DAVIS is an Economist with the Agricultural Development Economics Division of the FAO. His research focuses on the interplay between off farm activities, migration, food security and rural development.

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Table of Contents


List of Tables, Boxes and Figures     vii
List of Abbreviations     x
Acknowledgements     xiii
Notes on the Contributors     xiv
Introduction     xvii
Vulnerability to Hunger: Causes and Remedies
National Food Policies Impacting on Food Security: The Experience of a Large Populated Country - India   Shabd S. Acharya     3
Food Security in the South Pacific Island Countries with Special Reference to the Fiji Islands   K.L. Sharma     35
Food Security in the SADC Region: An Assessment of National Trade Strategy in the Context of the 2001-03 Food Crisis   Andrew Charman   James Hodge     58
On the Edge: The Role of Food-based Safety Nets in Helping Vulnerable Households Manage Food Insecurity   Lynn Brown   Ugo Gentilini     82
The Public Distribution Systems of Foodgrains and Implications for Food Security: A Comparison of the Experiences of India and China   Zhang-Yue Zhou   Guanghua Wan     106
Gender and Hunger: The Links
Gender, HIV/AIDS and Rural Livelihoods: Micro-level Investigations in Three African Countries   John Curry   Esther Wiegers   Alessandra Garbero   Shannon Stokes   John Hourihan     131
Gender, Local Knowledge and Lessons Learnt in Documenting and ConservingAgrobiodiversity   Yianna Lambrou   Regina Laub     161
Gender Differentiation in the Analysis of Alternative Farm Mechanization Choices on Small Farms in Kenya   Julliet Wanjiku   John Uhuru Manyengo   Willis Oluoch-Kosura   Joseph T. Karugia     194
Women and Food Security in South Asia: Current Issues and Emerging Concerns   Nira Ramachandran     219
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   Patrick Webb   Andrew Thorne-Lyman     243
The Right to Food as a Fundamental Human Right: FAO's Experience   Isabella Rae   Julian Thomas   Margret Vidar     266
Realizing the Right to Food in South Asia   Pradeep Bhargava   Manju Balana     286
The Rights-based Approach to Development: Lessons from the Right to Food Movement in India   Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis   S. Vivek     308
Index     329
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