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The Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition: The Role of Food, Agriculture, and Targeted Policies

David E. Sahn


Advances in science and policy during the past 50 years have prevented widespread food shortages as the world’s population soared. Malnutrition, however, remains prevalent. This book details strategies and practical approaches to address scientific and policy challenges designed to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in a period where technological change, markets, patterns of governance, and social programs have an increasingly global dimension, including: agricultural research and development and the related process of structural transformation; a food system, in an era of globalization, which ... More

Keywords: malnutrition, hunger, poverty, structural transformation, climate change, genetically modified food, globalization, sustainability

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198733201
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733201.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David E. Sahn, editor
International Professor of Economics, Division of Nutritional Sciences and Department of Economics, Cornell University

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David E. Sahn

Part I Nutrition Policy and Programs

3 The Micronutrient Deficiencies Challenge in African Food Systems

Christopher B. Barrett and Leah E. M. Bevis

4 The Internationalization of the Obesity Epidemic

Malden C. Nesheim and Marion Nestle

5 Evidence-Informed Policymaking

Suresh Chandra Babu

Part II Agricultural Development and Research and Technology Policy

7 Agriculture for Nutrition

Prabhu Pingali, Katie Ricketts, and David E. Sahn

10 Bioeconomy

Joachim von Braun

12 Population Increases and Agricultural Productivity

Barbara Boyle Torrey and E. Fuller Torrey, MD

Part III Globalization and Political Economy

13 Ending Hunger and Undernutrition by 2025

Shenggen Fan, Tolulope Olofinbiyi, and Sinafikeh Gemessa

15 Social Mobilization and Food Security

Marygold Walsh-Dilley and Wendy Wolford

17 Independence or Influence

Roger Slade and Mitch Renkow

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