Status
reviewed & published
Title
Food Security Strategies. The Asian Experience
Series
FAO agricultural policy and economic development series
Series number
3
Author
Timmer, P. Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass, USA. for the Policy Assistance Support Service, Policy and Programme Development Support Division, FAO
Date
1997
Abstract

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.

Region
Asia and the Pacific
Topics
Poverty and food security