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Food Security and Scarcity [electronic resource] : Why Ending Hunger Is So Hard / C. Peter Timmer.

Author/Creator:
Timmer, C. Peter, author.
Publication:
Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2015].
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (240p.) : illustrations.
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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De Gruyter Online.
Subjects:
Economics -- Political Economics -- Political Economics, other.
Food security -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries.
Food security -- Government policy -- Developing countries.
Food supply -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries.
Food supply -- Government policy -- Developing countries.
Language:
In English.
Biography/History:
C. Peter Timmer is Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Development Studies, emeritus, at Harvard University. He is author of many books, including A World Without Agriculture: The Structural Transformation in Historical Perspective, and coauthor of Food Policy Analysis.
Summary:
Ending hunger requires that each society find the right balance of market forces and government interventions to bring even a country's most vulnerable citizens into a sustainable food system. C. Peter Timmer explains how food markets operate and when it is effective for governments to step inches
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
1. Setting The Stage: Food Scarcity And Food Prices
2. Learning To Manage Food Security: A Policy Perspective
3. Understanding Food Security Dynamics: Models And Numbers
4. Structural Transformation As The Pathway To Food Security
5. When Pro- Poor Growth And Structural Transformation Fail
6. The Political Economy Of Food Security: Food Price Volatility And Policy Responses
7. The Way Forward: The Time Horizon Matters
Notes
References
Index
Acknowledgments.
Notes:
18 illustrations.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ACM, viewed April 03 2015)
ISBN:
9780812290516
OCLC:
903000065
Publisher Number:
10.9783/9780812290516 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.