Acharya, Shabd S.

Food Insecurity, Vulnerability and Human Rights Failure

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Table of contents

Part I. Vulnerability to Hunger: Causes and Remedies

1. National Food Policies Impacting on Food Security: The Experience of a Large Populated Country — India
Shabd S. Acharya

2. Food Security in the South Pacific Island Countries with Special Reference to the Fiji Islands
K. L. Sharma

3. Food Security in the SADC Region: An Assessment of National Trade Strategy in the Context of the 2001–03 Food Crisis
Andrew Charman, James Hodge

4. On the Edge: The Role of Food-based Safety Nets in Helping Vulnerable Households Manage Food Insecurity
Lynn Brown, Ugo Gentilini

5. The Public Distribution Systems of Foodgrains and Implications for Food Security: A Comparison of the Experiences of India and China
Zhang-Yue Zhou, Guanghua Wan

Part II. Gender and Hunger: The Links

6. Gender, HIV/AIDS and Rural Livelihoods: Micro-level Investigations in Three African Countries
John Curry, Esther Wiegers, Alessandra Garbero, Shannon Stokes, John Hourihan

7. Gender, Local Knowledge and Lessons Learnt in Documenting and Conserving Agrobiodiversity
Yianna Lambrou, Regina Laub

8. Gender Differentiation in the Analysis of Alternative Farm Mechanization Choices on Small Farms in Kenya
Julliet Wanjiku, John Uhuru Manyengo, Willis Oluoch-Kosura, Joseph T. Karugia

9. Women and Food Security in South Asia: Current Issues and Emerging Concerns
Nira Ramachandran

Part III. Hunger as Entitlement Failure: The Right to Food

10. Entitlement Failure from a Food Quality Perspective: The Life and Death Role of Vitamins and Minerals in Humanitarian Crises
Patrick Webb, Andrew Thorne-Lyman

11. The Right to Food as a Fundamental Human Right: FAO’s Experience
Isabella Rae, Julian Thomas, Margret Vidar

12. Realizing the Right to Food in South Asia
Pradeep Bhargava, Manju Balana

13. The Rights-based Approach to Development: Lessons from the Right to Food Movement in India
Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, S. Vivek

Keywords: Economics, Development Economics, Social Choice/Welfare Economics/Public Choice, International Economics, Social Justice, Equality and Human Rights, Human Rights

Publication year
Studies in Development Economics and Policy
Page amount
393 pages
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