Global Food Security: Emerging Issues and Economic Implications


Munir A. Hanjra (Editor)
Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga Campus, Australia

Series: Agricultural Issues and Policies
BISAC: SOC055000

Global food security remains at ever greater risk. This is true despite greater concerns and robust actions by world political leaders such as the G8 Summit and other stakeholders worldwide. Pro-active public policies and programs are needed for enhancing food security and ending world hunger and poverty. This book spans the globe presenting leading research in food security and economic implications. Topics discussed include: a systemic approach to food security in agrarian societies; impacts of climate change on agriculture and its implications for food security; impacts of climate change on artisanal fisheries; crop holidays–emerging issues of food security in India; the impacts of HIV/AIDS and household food security; affordable micro irrigation-based vegetable farming for income, employment and food security; informal sector employment and food security; adoption of wheat production technologies; and gender mainstreaming in food security and pro-poor programs. It offers synthesis, lessons, and policy implications for Africa and Asia. This book also provides an exciting agenda for future research and collaboration on the important issue of global food security over the coming years. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Global Food Security: Facts, Issues, Interventions and Public Policy Implications
(Munir A. Hanjra, Tadele Ferede, John Blackwell, Tamara M. Jackson and Akhtar Abbas, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Southern Africa Regional Office, Pretoria, South Africa, and others)

Chapter 2. From Resource Transfer Programs to a Systemic Approach to Food Security in Agrarian Societies: Issues and Economic Implications
(Zenebe Bashaw Uraguchi and Suresh Moktan, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, and others)

Chapter 3. Agroecology Matters: Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture and its Implications for Food Security in Ethiopia
(Tadele Ferede, Ashenafi Belayneh Ayenew and Munir A. Hanjra, School of Economics, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, and others)

Chapter 4. Impacts of Climate Change on Fisheries: Implications for Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa
(Essam Yassin Mohammed and Zenebe Bashaw Uraguchi, International Institute for Environment and Development, London, UK, and others)

Chapter 5. Beyond Crop Holidays: Emerging Issues of Food Security in India
(A. Narayanamoorthy and P. Alli, Department of Economics and Rural Development, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India)

Chapter 6. Impact of HIV/AIDS on Food and Nutrition Security: The Case of Dire Dawa City Administration, Ethiopia
(Melak Yizengaw, Bamlaku Alamirew Alemu and Munir A. Hanjra, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Haramaya University, Ethiopia, and others)

Chapter 7. Micro Irrigation-based Vegetable Farming for Income, Employment and Food Security in West Africa
(Saa Dittoh, Madhusudan Bhattarai and Margaret Atosina Akuriba, Food and Nutrition Security Unit, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana, and others)
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Chapter 8. Informal Sector Employment, Food Security and Vulnerability of Households in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
(Samrawit Seleshi, Bamlaku Alamirew Alemu and Munir A. Hanjra, Planning Office, Ethioteelecom, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and others)

Chapter 9. Adoption of Wheat Production Technologies in Pakistan: Implications for Food Security and Agricultural Policy
(Maqsood Hussain and Abdul Ghafoor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan)

Chapter 10. Gender Mainstreaming For Food Security and Poverty Reduction Programs in Asia and Africa
(Munir A. Hanjra, M. Iqbal Zafar, Zahira Batool, Naima Nawaz, Ashfaq A. Maann, Zewdu Ayalew and Bamlaku Alamirew Alemu, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Southern Africa Regional Office, Pretoria, South Africa, and others)


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