Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability (Paperback)Christopher B. Barrett (editor)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 510
Weight: 756 g
Dimensions: 232 x 157 x 28 mm
Food insecurity and hunger lead to lower productivity, poor heath and shortened life span of individuals. Food shortage and increased food prices can also lead to large disruptions and conflict of societies. This volume edited by Barrett and contributed to by some of the most authoritative scholars in the areas of food policy analyzes the relationship between food security and sociopolitical stability and re-sensitizes the important issue of feeding the world sustainably and stably in the future in terms of both natural environment and human society. The book is an excellent reference for scholars, students, policymakers and analysts, and development practitioners working on agriculture, food and international development. * Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute *
This book is a high-quality and accessible contribution to a pressing policy issue: how to increase food production in a way that meets demand, reduces hunger, and prevents the worst kinds of sociopolitical instability. Food production strategies that are insensitive to food price volatility, to resource scarcity and environmental externalities, and to the propensity for conflict are doomed to fail. Those who formulate agricultural and food policy need to beginnowto view all of their choices through a triple lens of hunger reduction, conflict prevention and environmental management. If they do not, the legacy of their poor choices will be long lasting and will hurt the most vulnerable and powerless. Fortunately for the policymakers and their advisers, the contributions from the authors in this excellent book will help them to make the right decisions. * Lawrence Haddad, Director, Institute of Development Studies *
Finally, a volume on food security accessible to non-specialists yet authored by an A-list of international experts. There is no sensationalism here, just plenty of solid analysis, up to date information, and complete topical and regional coverage. If you are concerned about the contemporary social and political context of food security in poor countries, start by reading this book. * Robert Paarlberg, author of Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know *
This volume is accessible to a wide range of audiences and will be of value to policy analysts, policy makers, economists, other social scientists, and those interested in the serious analysis and moral implications of both food security and socio-political stability. * M. J. Frost, Choice, *
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