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

Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, Shabd S. Acharya, and Benjamin Davis


This book addresses hunger from a variety of perspectives that are new and relatively under-researched. The emergence of the WTO and the freeing of agricultural trade, for example, have serious implications for hunger and food security in many countries. The book examines the issue across regions. It also presents several technical, regional, and country case studies that facilitate comparisons. It tackles food security at three distinct levels: national, household, and individual.

Keywords: hunger, malnutrition, gender, trade, WTO, agricultural trade

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199236558
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236558.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, editor
Senior Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER
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Shabd S. Acharya, editor
Honorary Professor at IDS-Jaipur, Vice President of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and President of the Agricultural Economics Research Association of India

Benjamin Davis, editor
Economist, Agricultural Development Economics Division of the FAO

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1 Introduction

Basudeb Guha‐Khasnobis, Shabd S. Acharya, and Benjamin Davis

Part I Issues in Measurement and the Quantitative Analysis of Food Security

2 Measuring Food Security Using Respondents' Perception of Food Consumption Adequacy*

Mauro Migotto, Benjamin Davis, Calogero Carletto, and Kathleen Beegle

3 Measures of Food Insecurity at the Household Level*

Indranil Dutta and Craig Gundersen

5 Women's Status and Children's Food Security in Pakistan

Basudeb Guha‐Khasnobis and Gautam Hazarika

Part II Trade Openness, the WTO, and Food Security

End Matter