Food and Nutrition Security in the Process of Globalization and Urbanization

ab 64,90 

Manfred Schulz, Uwe Kracht (Eds.)

ISBN 978-3-8258-6709-9
Band-Nr. 84
Jahr 2005
Seiten 912
Bindung gebunden
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The reader in two volumes examines key issues of food and nutrition
security under the driving forces of globalization and urbanization. The
different sections and chapters present approaches to food security
throughout the world in a historic as well as a systematic perspective.
The methods applied are both qualitative and quantitative (two econometric
models and one cluster analysis). Although much has been written on food
security, a systematic treatment of a historical-empirical and
theoretical-analytical view is a recent development, and we have therefore
chosen a ‚holistic‘ approach.

The first volume contains contributions of a more historical-empirical
nature; the second volume is policy oriented. Each volume is essentially
self-contained and can be read in its own right, according to the reader’s

The current work builds on our 1999 volume on „Food Security and
Nutrition – The Global Challenge“. Our new reader comprises 62 articles by 71
authors. It is written for a broad audience, including scientists,
experts, consultants, practitioners of development aid and students. The
reader constitutes one of the most comprehensive compendia of its kind.