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Food Security in Africa

Opeoluwa Badaru

in Protecting Human Security in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199578986
eISBN:
9780191595202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578986.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines the idea and emerging norm of food security in the context of Africa. It begins with an elaboration of the concept of food security. It evaluates the state of food insecurity in ... More


Agricultural Support Measures of Developed Countries and Food Insecurity in Developing Countries *

Michael Hermann

in Food Security: Indicators, Measurement, and the Impact of Trade Openness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199236558
eISBN:
9780191717031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236558.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Many developing nations, especially the least developed countries, are subjected to recurrent spells of food insecurity. In order to understand food insecurity in these countries it is necessary to ... More


8 8 Measuring the Efficacy of Targeted Schemes: Public Works Programmes in India

Nilabja Ghosh and Basudeb Guha‐Khasnobis

in Food Security: Indicators, Measurement, and the Impact of Trade Openness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199236558
eISBN:
9780191717031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236558.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

During liberalization in India, public works programmes are intended to be more targeted and integrated with other social objectives through innovative designing. In particular, the government is all ... More


Food, Nutrition, and Population Health: From Scarcity to Social Inequalities

Lise Dubois

in Healthier Societies: From Analysis to Action

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179200
eISBN:
9780199864539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179200.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Nutrition is an important determinant of population health, and social inequalities create nutritional inequalities even in industrialized countries where a wide variety of high-quality food is ... More


Food Insecurity and Public Health

Molly Knowles, Joanna Simmons, and Mariana Chilton

in Food and Public Health: A Practical Introduction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190626686
eISBN:
9780190626716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626686.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Food insecurity—lack of access to enough food for an active and healthy life—is a major public health issue, affecting the health and well-being of one in seven people in the United States. Food ... More


Hunger and charitable emergency food provision in the UK and beyond

Hannah Lambie-Mumford

in Hungry Britain: The Rise of Food Charity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447328285
eISBN:
9781447328308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328285.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Chapter 2 discusses in more detail the rise of food charity in the United Kingdom. It provides international, historical and policy context to this rise as well as an exploration of current knowledge ... More


Theories of the food insecurity ‘problem’ and the right to food ‘solution’

Hannah Lambie-Mumford

in Hungry Britain: The Rise of Food Charity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447328285
eISBN:
9781447328308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328285.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Chapter 3 sets out the key theories with which the book engages: food insecurity and the human right to food. Following on from a conceptualisation and definition of food insecurity, the right to ... More


Conclusion

Hannah Lambie-Mumford

in Hungry Britain: The Rise of Food Charity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447328285
eISBN:
9781447328308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328285.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Chapter 8 focuses on the consequences of the rise of emergency food provision for the progressive realisation of the human right to food in the UK. The chapter discusses the opportunities that the ... More


Food Insecurity In The West Bank

Elisa Cavatorta and Sam Waples

in Food Security in the Middle East

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199361786
eISBN:
9780190235697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199361786.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter explores the spatial patterns of food insecurity in the West Bank region of the Palestinian Territories, and how community-level factors, such as environmental aspects and resource ... More


The Paradox of Plenty

William W. Goldsmith

in Saving Our Cities: A Progressive Plan to Transform Urban America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704314
eISBN:
9781501706035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704314.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explores food and nutrition policy. To add food and nutrition as elements of urban policy breaks a supposedly natural boundary. Food and nutrition policy have long been thought to be ... More


Youths at Nutrition Risk: Malnourished or Misnourished?

Jay Bhattacharya and Janet Currie

in Risky Behavior among Youths: An Economic Analysis

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310138
eISBN:
9780226309972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309972.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

Standard human capital theory suggests that youths (or their parents) choose diets in order to maximize utility, subject to two sets of constraints. The first constraint is the information that they ... More


The Big Solutions: Localizing Agrifood Systems

David A. Cleveland

in Balancing on a Planet: The Future of Food and Agriculture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277410
eISBN:
9780520957084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277410.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Agrifood system globalization is increasing rapidly, driven by industrial world governments and multinational corporations. Globalization increases the distance between inputs and production and ... More


Food Security in Hawai‘i

George Kent

in Food and Power in Hawai'i: Visions of Food Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824858537
eISBN:
9780824873042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858537.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter challenges the uncritical pursuit of food self-sufficiency that has been rationalized as increasing the state’s preparedness against shipping disruption. It argues that this effort might ... More


The Search for Food Security

Barry Riley

in The Political History of American Food Aid: An Uneasy Benevolence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190228873
eISBN:
9780190228903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190228873.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

By the 1970s, concern that world hunger was increasing had energized the efforts of scholars, government officials, and those attentive to humanitarian concerns to focus on “food security” as the ... More


Hungry Britain: The Rise of Food Charity

Hannah Lambie-Mumford

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447328285
eISBN:
9781447328308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328285.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Drawing on empirical research with the UK’s two largest charitable food organisations, this book explores the prolific rise of food charity over the last 15 years and its implications for overcoming ... More


The Obesity Pandemic and Food Insecurity in Developing Countries: A Case Study from the Caribbean

Kristen Lowitt, Katherine Gray-Donald, Gordon M. Hickey, Arlette Saint Ville, Isabella Francis-Granderson, Chandra A. Madramootoo, and Leroy E. Phillip

in Food and Public Health: A Practical Introduction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190626686
eISBN:
9780190626716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626686.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Overweight and obesity affect over half a billion people globally and represent major public health concerns because excess weight gain is a key risk factor for non-communicable diseases. This ... More


Charismatic Nutrients

Aya Hirata Kimura

in Hidden Hunger: Gender and the Politics of Smarter Foods

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451645
eISBN:
9780801467691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451645.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter discusses the scientization of food insecurity through nutritionism, which can be viewed as successive eras of different charismatic nutrients. These nutrients commanded center stage in ... More


Nutrition in marginalised groups

Rosalind Fallaize and Julie Lovegrove

in Social Determinantsof Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Social Inequality and Wellbeing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447336846
eISBN:
9781447336891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336846.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines key nutritional issues and contemporary advances in human nutrition in marginalised groups. Evidence suggests that the dietary choices of communities on low income, including ... More


Britain’s hunger crisis: where’s the social policy?

Hannah Lambie-Mumford

in Social policy review 27: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2015

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447322771
eISBN:
9781447322795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322771.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter presents a case for rethinking hunger (conceptualised here as ‘food poverty’) in the current welfare state and the role social policy analysis and research could play. The chapter ... More


The Unnatural Coupling: Food and global finance

Jayati Ghosh

in Reforming the International Financial System for Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157643
eISBN:
9780231527279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157643.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the link between the global food crisis and the financial crisis. More specifically, it considers the dramatic increase in world food prices in 2007–2008, attributing it mainly ... More


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