Food Security Strategies. The Asian Experience
Famine and food security are at opposite ends of a spectrum. It is only in modem times that entire societies, as opposed to privileged members of those societies, have been able to escape from chronic hunger and the constant threat of famine. Many countries in the developing world, especially in Africa and South Asia, have not managed to achieve this objective. In these countries, understanding the factors that cause widespread hunger and vulnerability to famines, and the mechanisms available to alleviate their impact, remain important intellectual challenges.