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Food Policy for Developing Countries


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Chapter 1: Toward a Dynamic Global Food System Toward a Global Food Systems Approach - The Global Food System - Complex Systems Analysis - Organizations That Impact the Food System - Emerging Trends and Driving Forces Chapter 2: Food Policy Definition of Food Policy - Political Economics - Stakeholder Analysis - Food Policy in the Global Food System - How Do Governments Intervene? - Macroeconomic Policies and the Food System - A Political Economy Analysis of Food Policy Chapter 3: Human Health and Nutrition Policies Dietary Energy and Nutrients - Other Food System Interactions with Human Health - Current World Health and Nutrition Situation - Nutrition Transition - Economic Payoffs from Health and Nutrition Improvements - Policy Options to Improve Health and Nutrition - Comparing Alternatives: An Example of Efforts to Reduce Dietary Iron Deficiency Chapter 4: Food Security, Consumption, and Demand Policies The Food Consumption Situation - Food Security: Millennium Development Goals and the World Food Summit - Household Choices: Coping and Adaptation - Population Growth and Demographic Transitions - Consumer and Household Demand Analysis - Food Consumption Analysis - Food Consumption Policies Chapter 5: Poverty Alleviation Policies World Poverty Situation - Who Stays Poor? - Conceptual Issues of Multidimensional Poverty - Poverty and the Food System - Poverty Reduction Policies Chapter 6: Domestic Market Policies A Marketing System - Introductory Theory of the Firm - Food Markets - Structural Change in Food Markets - Food Marketing Policies Chapter 7: Food Production and Supply Policies The Economic Importance of Agricultural Production - Food Production Situation - New Farming Techniques - Increasing Yields through Research and the Green Revolution - Smallholder Agriculture - Policies for Production and Supply - Contextual Policies Chapter 8: Climate Change, Energy, and Natural Resource Management Policies The Food System and Natural Resource Management - Environmental Externalities Related to the Food System - Climate Change and the Food System - Poverty, Hunger, and Sustainability Goals: Trade-Offs and Policy Implications - The Environmental Kuznets Curve and Full-Costing - Policy Options to Maintain Sustainable Use of Natural Resources Chapter 9: Governance and Institutions Institutions in Economics - Governance Situation - Governance and the Food System - Recent Trends in Governance - International Governance Chapter 10: Globalization and the Food System The International Food Trade Situation - The International Capital Market - International Technology Transfer - The Role of Biotechnology - The International Labor Market - Policies to Guide Globalization Chapter 11: Ethical Aspects of Food Systems Ethical Systems - Social Welfare Functions and Pareto Efficiency - Equity and Equality - Households and Other Actors - Poverty, Hunger, and Nutrition - Food Safety - Food Sovereignty - Markets and Morality - Animal Welfare and Environmental Ethics - Trade and Aid - Implicit Normativity in Research - Biotechnology

About the Author

Per Pinstrup-Andersen is the H. E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy, the J. Thomas Clark Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Professor of Applied Economics at Cornell University. He is the coauthor of Food Policy for Developing Countries: The Role of Government in Global, National, and Local Food Systems, editor of The African Food System and Its Interaction with Human Health and Nutrition and coeditor of Case Studies in Food Policy for Developing Countries, volumes I, II, and III, also from Cornell, and author or editor of many other books and journal articles. Derrill D. Watson II is Assistant Professor of Economics at the American University of Nigeria. Soren E. Frandsen is the Pro-Rector of Aarhus University. Arie Kuyvenhoven is Professor Emeritus of Development Economics at Wageningen University. Joachim von Braun is a Director of the Center for Development Research (ZEF) and Professor of Economic and Technological Change at University of Bonn.


"Food Policy for Developing Countries is a serious look at how global food policies affect nutrition and health, poverty and food insecurity, and domestic markets, and the effects of all this on managing natural resources and climate change."-Marion Nestle, The Atlantic "Food Policy for Developing Countries is a comprehensive and deeply insightful guide that will be of great practical value to policymakers, analysts, and students of food policy. It is a worthy capstone contribution that reflects the wealth of knowledge built up over the senior author's long and eminent career, and it should serve as the seminal work on this topic for years to come."-Benjamin Senauer, University of Minnesota, coauthor of Ending Hunger in Our Lifetime: Food Security and Globalization "Per Pinstrup-Andersen and Derrill D. Watson II serve up a rich multidisciplinary diet of insights into the incidence, causes, and cures for hunger in developing countries. The exceptional insights dished out by these authors known for their long practical and scholarly experience needs to be savored and digested by every student of food policy for the poor."-Luther Tweeten, Emeritus Chaired Professor, The Ohio State University "Per Pinstrup-Andersen and Derrill D. Watson II give us a comprehensive road map for understanding how governments and markets are shaping food outcomes in the developing world. The book provides food policy analysts with a sound political-economy foundation, international data on everything from sustainable farming to consumer food safety, and a complete set of recent and vivid stakeholder-based case studies. I have used the case studies to great advantage in my own classroom. At a moment when interest in global food policy is peaking, this is the book to read."-Robert Paarlberg, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

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