The World Food Problem

Author: Howard D. Leathers
ISBN: 1626374511
Release Date: 2016-11-01

¿Why are there still approximately 1 billion people who do not have food security? This excellent book ... gives the facts, explains the causes and suggests mitigating policies.¿ ¿Richard Strange, Food Security ¿An important addition to the reading list for economic courses on the world food problem.¿ ¿Roland Herrmann, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics ¿A fine book, which should be widely adopted as a text for world food courses.¿ ¿George J. Viksnins, Journal of Developing Areas The fifth edition of The World Food Problem reflects nearly a decade of new research on the causes and potential solutions to the problems of producing and distributing food in developing countries. With extensively updated data and new case studies throughout, this edition includes new or expanded discussions of such issues as: ¿ genetically modified food ¿ the impact of climate change ¿ the quality of agricultural land and water ¿ the significance of globalization ¿ implications of changes in demographic policy, such as the reversal of China¿s ¿one-child rule¿ The result is an accessible, comprehensive text, as well as a provocative assessment of prospects for the future.

The World Food Problem

Author: Phillips Foster
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
ISBN: STANFORD:36105023110187
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Business & Economics

This second edition of The World Food Problem incorporates an up-to-date description of the state of world food supply and demand, as well as an assessment of prospects for the future. Recognizing that millions of people in the less-developed countries continue to go hungry, while there is more than enough food in the world to feed them, the authors tackle the question of why and what can be done about it. Integrating knowledge from many disciplines (agronomy, economics, nutrition, anthropology, demography, geography, health science, and public policy analysis), this highly readable and comprehensive text provides a combination of information and explanation designed specifically to be used in the undergraduate classroom.

World Hunger

Author: Frances Moore Lappé
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 0802135919
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Political Science

A revised and updated edition draws on extensive research to expose the myths regarding world hunger, examining the policies and politics that have kept hungry people from feeding themselves around the world, in both Third and First World countries. Original.

The Emergent Agriculture

Author: Gary Kleppel
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550925777
Release Date: 2014-09-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Local, diverse and resilient – the new culture of food

Environmental Economics and Management Theory Policy and Applications

Author: Scott Callan
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111826673
Release Date: 2012-09-26
Genre: Business & Economics

Provides an applied, practical approach to environmental economic theory that is accessible to students who have had minimal exposure to economics as well as those with an advanced understanding. With a strong focus on policy and real-world issues, Callan/Thomas’s ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT: THEORY, POLICY AND APPLICATIONS, Fifth Edition, complements economic theory with timely, real-world applications. Undergraduate or MBA students gain a clear perspective of the relationship between market activity and the environment. This text integrates a strong business perspective into the development of environmental decision making for a unique vantage point often overlooked in more conventional approaches. Students learn to use economic analytical tools, such as market models, benefit-cost analysis, and risk analysis, effectively to assess environmental problems and to evaluate policy solutions. With a proven, modular structure, this edition provides a well-organized presentation with the flexibility to tailor the presentation to your needs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Encountering Development

Author: Arturo Escobar
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691150451
Release Date: 2011-10-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Originally published: 1995. Paperback reissue, with a new preface by the author.

Food Policy for Developing Countries

Author: Per Pinstrup-Andersen
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801448188
Release Date: 2011-08-18
Genre: Health & Fitness

A "social entrepreneurship" approach to food policy analysis that calls on a wide variety of disciplines (economics, nutrition, sociology, anthropology, environmental science, medicine, and geography).

The Atlas of World Hunger

Author: Thomas J. Bassett
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226039084
Release Date: 2010-05-15
Genre: Social Science

Earlier this year, President Obama declared one of his top priorities to be “making sure that people are able to get enough to eat.” The United States spends about five billion dollars on food aid and related programs each year, but still, both domestically and internationally, millions of people are hungry. In 2006, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations counted 850 million hungry people worldwide, but as food prices soared, an additional 100 million or more who were vulnerable succumbed to food insecurity. If hunger were simply a matter of food production, no one would go without. There is more than enough food produced annually to provide every living person with a healthy diet, yet so many suffer from food shortages, unsafe water, and malnutrition every year. That’s because hunger is a complex political, economic, and ecological phenomenon. The interplay of these forces produces a geography of hunger that Thomas J. Bassett and Alex Winter-Nelson illuminate in this empowering book. The Atlas of World Hunger uses a conceptual framework informed by geography and agricultural economics to present a hunger index that combines food availability, household access, and nutritional outcomes into a single tool—one that delivers a fuller understanding of the scope of global hunger, its underlying mechanisms, and the ways in which the goals for ending hunger can be achieved. The first depiction of the geography of hunger worldwide, the Atlas will be an important resource for teachers, students, and anyone else interested in understanding the geography and causes of hunger. This knowledge, the authors argue, is a critical first step toward eliminating unnecessary suffering in a world of plenty.

Stuffed and Starved

Author: Raj Patel
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 9781612191287
Release Date: 2012-06-05
Genre: Social Science

Completely updated and revised edition of one of the most widely-praised food books of recent years. It’s a perverse fact of modern life: There are more starving people in the world than ever before, while there are also more people who are overweight. To find out how we got to this point and what we can do about it, Raj Patel launched a comprehensive investigation into the global food network. It took him from the colossal supermarkets of California to India’s wrecked paddy-fields and Africa’s bankrupt coffee farms, while along the way he ate genetically engineered soy beans and dodged flying objects in the protestor-packed streets of South Korea. What he found was shocking, from the false choices given us by supermarkets to a global epidemic of farmer suicides, and real reasons for famine in Asia and Africa. Yet he also found great cause for hope—in international resistance movements working to create a more democratic, sustainable and joyful food system. Going beyond ethical consumerism, Patel explains, from seed to store to plate, the steps to regain control of the global food economy, stop the exploitation of both farmers and consumers, and rebalance global sustenance.

What the World Eats

Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1582462461
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"A photographic collection exploring what the world eats featuring portraits of twenty-five families from twenty-one countries surrounded by a week's worth of food"--Provided by publisher.

World Report on Disability

Author: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241564180
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Medical

The World Report on Disability suggests more than a billion people totally experience disability. They generally have poorer health, lower education and fewer economic opportunities and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities. This report provides the best available evidence about what works to overcome barriers to better care and services.

Human Development Report 2016

Author: United Nations Development Programme
Publisher: Human Development Report (Pape
ISBN: 9211264138
Release Date: 2017-03-21
Genre: Business & Economics

This report focuses on how human development can be ensured for everyone, now and in future. It starts with an account of the hopes and challenges of today's world, envisioning where humanity wants to go. This vision draws from and builds on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. It explores who has been left behind in human development progress and why. It argues that to ensure that human development reaches everyone, some aspects of the human development framework and assessment perspectives have to be brought to the fore. The Report also identifies the national policies and key strategies to ensure that will enable every human being achieve at least basic human development and to sustain and protect the gains.

The Global Social Crisis

Author: United Nations
Publisher: UN
ISBN: MINN:31951D03404215Y
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

During 2008-2009, the world experienced its worst financial and economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The crisis followed the effects of the food and fuel price hikes in 2007 and 2008. In 2009, global output contracted by 2 per cent. This 2011 Report on the World Social Situation reviews the ongoing adverse social consequences of these crises after an overview of its causes and transmission.