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Food Policy for Developing Countries: The Role of Government in Global, National, and Local Food Systems, edited by Per Pinstrup‐Andersen and Derrill D. Watson II. Published by Cornell University Press, Ithaca and London, 2011, pp. xx + 400, ISBN 978‐0‐8014‐4818‐8, $45.00 (hardcover).

Food Policy for Developing Countries: The Role of Government in Global, National, and Local Food... One of the Millennium Development Goals agreed by all member states of the United Nations is to halve the proportion of people who suffer from hunger by 2015. From where we currently stand this goal is unlikely to be met. Therefore, Food Policy for Developing Countries is timely because fresh thinking on how to tackle world hunger and related food issues is long overdue. At its core, this is a book on development economics related to food policy. As the title of the book suggests, governments in developing countries have a key role to play in ensuring that problems associated with food policy are addressed to enhance the welfare of their citizens. This is a very nicely written book that links the various parts of the food system and discusses some of the major problems. The demand for food has been increasing; poverty, hunger and malnutrition are on the rise; and overweight, obesity and chronic diseases are issues that cannot be ignored. At the same time, natural resources have been mismanaged, and there is a growing perception that the poor have been marginalized. Aiming to address these pressing problems, this book includes 11 chapters that cover different facets http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Australian Journal of Agricultural Resource Economics Wiley

Food Policy for Developing Countries: The Role of Government in Global, National, and Local Food Systems, edited by Per Pinstrup‐Andersen and Derrill D. Watson II. Published by Cornell University Press, Ithaca and London, 2011, pp. xx + 400, ISBN 978‐0‐8014‐4818‐8, $45.00 (hardcover).

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Wiley
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Copyright © 2013 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd and Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Inc.
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1364-985X
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1467-8489
DOI
10.1111/1467-8489.12004
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Abstract

One of the Millennium Development Goals agreed by all member states of the United Nations is to halve the proportion of people who suffer from hunger by 2015. From where we currently stand this goal is unlikely to be met. Therefore, Food Policy for Developing Countries is timely because fresh thinking on how to tackle world hunger and related food issues is long overdue. At its core, this is a book on development economics related to food policy. As the title of the book suggests, governments in developing countries have a key role to play in ensuring that problems associated with food policy are addressed to enhance the welfare of their citizens. This is a very nicely written book that links the various parts of the food system and discusses some of the major problems. The demand for food has been increasing; poverty, hunger and malnutrition are on the rise; and overweight, obesity and chronic diseases are issues that cannot be ignored. At the same time, natural resources have been mismanaged, and there is a growing perception that the poor have been marginalized. Aiming to address these pressing problems, this book includes 11 chapters that cover different facets

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The Australian Journal of Agricultural Resource EconomicsWiley

Published: Apr 1, 2013

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