Economic Reforms and Food Security: The Impact of Trade and Technology in South Asia

1st Edition

Suresh Babu, Ashok Gulati

CRC Press
Published March 8, 2005
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ISBN 9781560222576 - CAT# HW14623

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Summary

Gain new insight on alleviating food insecurity in one of the poorest areas of the world!

This book analyzes various facets of economic reforms in South Asia and their implications for attaining food security. It illuminates relevant issues regarding the constraints and challenges in achieving food security, focusing on South Asian countries where a large percentage of the world’s poor reside. This timely resource examines possible future courses of action involving trade and new technological advances to improve agriculture-led development in the region.

Economic Reforms and Food Security: The Impact of Trade and Technology in South Asia focuses its attention on the economic reforms and experiences of six nations:
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
Economic Reforms and Food Security: The Impact of Trade and Technology in South Asia includes the most relevant presentations made at the South Asia Regional Conference held in New Delhi in April of 2002. The book features experts who present lively, important debate on such significant issues as:
  • current economic reforms—have they really enhanced food security?
  • trade liberalization—can the WTO and new trade opportunities handle food security concerns?
  • new technological options—how they contribute to agricultural production and food security
  • the challenges of water—pricing, subsidies, and other issues in irrigation
  • agricultural diversification and market reforms-how they increase food availability
  • interventions in food and nutrition security—short-term solutions to reduce food insecurity
  • and more!
Economic Reforms and Food Security: The Impact of Trade and Technology in South Asia contains numerous tables and figures to demonstrate the current food situation in this area of the world and offers projections of where improvements can be made. Students and faculty of economics or South Asia will find this book extremely useful; it will also benefit development researchers, policymakers, and governmental officials who are searching for answers to poverty and starvation in developing countries. This text shows you how a concerted effort by governments, agencies, organizations, industries, and individuals—backed by adequate resources and changes in policies—can accelerate progress toward achieving sustainable food security for all.

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