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This paper examines the role of supermarkets in developing countries from a “food policy” perspective. The entire food system is being affected by supermarkets, from supply chains impacting small farmers, through traditional marketing channels, to opportunities facing consumers. Issues of [...]
   

The State Of Food And Agriculture 2003-4

Agricultural biotechnology : Meeting the needs of the poor?
FAO [ 2004 ]
The State of Food and Agriculture 2003-04 has a new look and a new format that we hope you find attractive, informative and stimulating. Beginning with this issue, the report focuses on one important theme in agricultural and economic development [...]
   
The last few decades have seen fundamental changes in food consumption patterns around the world. These changes were characterized not only by an increase in overall calorie intakes but also by a shift in the composition of the diet towards [...]
   
In this paper we discuss the wide disparities that exist in childhood malnutrition, food insecurity and livelihoods within urban areas which, when combined with the mobility of urban residents, add to the complexity of designing, targeting and implementing urban programmes. [...]
   
This paper examines the change in the nature of food demand in India in the last twenty years. It identifies two distinct stages of diet transition associated with the period of economic growth. During the first stage, income-induced diet diversification, [...]
   
There has been extremely rapid transformation of the food retail sector in developing regions in the past 5 to10 years, accompanied by a further consolidation and multi-nationalization of the supermarket sector itself. This organizational change, accompanied by intense competition, has [...]
   
One major step towards achieving food security in developing countries is to improve their ability to achieve seed security. While seed supply channels of commercial agriculture are usually operational even during emergencies, the seed system of subsistence crops, although resilient, [...]
   

Emerging challenges for food and nutrition policy in developing countries

Kostas G. Stamoulis, Prabhu Pingali, Prakash Shetty [ 2004 ]
As the income and the average caloric intake of developing country populations increase, a relative shift in diets is taking place. The general pattern of change can be described as a shift towards more “westernized” diets and away from traditional [...]
   

Agricultural policy indicators

Timothy Josling, Alberto Valdés [ 2004 ]
This paper outlines a methodological approach for use by FAO to collect, analyze and monitor agricultural policy indicators (API) for developing countries. The aim is to establish a consistent and comparable set of policy indicators, allowing analysts to examine whether [...]
   

Resource abundance, poverty and development

Erwin H. Bulte, Richard Damania, Robert T. Deacon [ 2004 ]
The negative correlation between resource endowments and GDP growth remains one of the most robust findings in the empirical growth literature, and has been coined the “resource curse hypothesis”. The policy consequences of this result are potentially far reaching. If [...]