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Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa

Edited By: Stephen Devereux and Simon Maxwell

350 pages, Figs, tabs

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 2001 | #124229 | ISBN: 1853395234
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NHBS Price: £22.95 $28/€26 approx

About this book

Sub-Saharan Africa's persistent food insecurity and vulnerability to famine reflects failures of understanding as much as failures of interventions. "Food Security in sub-Saharan Africa" aims to contribute towards an improved understanding for more effective food security policy. This book brings together 11 substantial chapters on critical food security issues, and draws on a variety of disciplinary perspectives, from agricultural economics to nutrition. Most contributions reflect an evolution of thinking during the 1990s. Food insecurity is no longer seen simply as a problem of agriculture and a failure of food production at the national level, but instead as a failure of livelihoods to guarantee access to sufficient food at household level. This conceptual shift and related arguments are presented in a clear and accessible way for the non-specialist reader, and are illustrated with empirical data and case studies from across the sub-continent.

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