Food Security in Sub-saharan Africa

Devereux, Stephen

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Editor(s): Devereux, Stephen; Maxwell, Simon. Num Pages: 238 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1HF; JFFC1; KNAC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 229 x 156 x 27. Weight in Grams: 666. . 2001. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Sub-Saharan Africa's persistent food insecurity and vulnerability to famine reflects failures of understanding as much as failures of interventions. "Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa" aims to contribute towards an improved understanding for more effective food security policy. This book brings together eleven substantial chapters on critical food security issues, and draws on a variety of disciplinary perspectives, from agricultural economics to nutrition. Most contributions reflect an evolution of thinking during the 1990s. Food insecurity is no longer seen simply as a problem of agriculture and a failure of food production at the national level, but instead as a failure of livelihoods to guarantee access to sufficient food at household
level. This conceptual shift and related arguments are presented in a clear and accessible way for the non-specialist reader, and are illustrated with empirical data and case studies from across the sub-continent. The authors are all food security experts with long experience of research and advisory work in Africa.

About the Author: Simon Maxwell is Director of the Overseas Development Institute and formerly a Fellow and Programme Manager at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK.

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