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The Evolving Sphere of Food Security

Rosamond L. Naylor


This book seeks to answer two important questions: How do the priorities and challenges of achieving food security change over time as countries develop economically? And, how do the policies used to promote food security in one country affect nutrition, food access, natural resources, and national security in other countries? The volume presents the many faces and facets of food security—its symptoms, roots, and possible remedies—through the lens of a multidisciplinary group of scholars. The book includes personal stories of research and policy advising from different field experiences to pro ... More

Keywords: global food security, economic development, structural transformation, hidden hunger, malnutrition, environment, resources, national security

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199354054
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354054.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rosamond L. Naylor, editor
Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford University

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Part One Introduction

Part Two The Political Economy of Food and Agriculture

3 The Food Security Roots of the Middle-Income Trap

Scott Rozelle, Jikun Huang, and Xiaobing Wang

4 Institutions, Interests, and Incentives in American Food and Agriculture Policy

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, David Lazarus, Walter P. Falcon, and Rosamond L. Naylor

Part Three Challenges for the Poorest Billion

7 Health and Development at the Food-Water Nexus

Jennifer Davis, Eran Bendavid, Amy J. Pickering, and Rosamond L. Naylor

8 Land Institutions and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa

Whitney L. Smith and Rosamond L. Naylor

Part Four Agriculture’s Dependence on Resources and the Environment

9 Food, Energy, and Climate Connections in a Global Economy

David B. Lobell, Rosamond L. Naylor, and Christopher B. Field

11 Water Institutions and Agriculture

Barton H. Thompson, Jr.

Part Five Food in a National and International Security Context

13 Food and Security

Stephen John Stedman

14 From Politics to Farm Plots

Rosamond L. Naylor