Monthly Archives: January 2013

Cuba’s Food-Rationing System and Alternatives

A large number of case studies covering a variety of food policy issues in many different countries are available on the following web site: http://cip.cornell.edu/gfs.  Each of the case studies focuses on an important policy issue in a particular country … Continue reading

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Can Agriculture Meet Future Nutrition Challenges?

Can Agriculture Meet Future Nutrition Challenges? Special Debate Section. European Journal of Development Research published online November 22, 2012. (Paper available here.) According to FAO’s projections, global food demand will increase by about 70 per cent during the next 40 … Continue reading

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Health Inequality between Ethnic Minority and Han Populations in China

Health Inequality between Ethnic Minority and Han Populations in China by Y. Ouygang and P. Pinstrup-Andersen, World Development, 40(7): 1452-1468. (Full paper here.) Since China abandoned the socialist planned economy and switched to a market-oriented economy in 1978, the international … Continue reading

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Heavy Agricultural Workloads and Low Crop Diversity are Strong Barriers to Improving Child Feeding Practices in the Bolivian Andes

Heavy agricultural workloads and low crop diversity are strong barriers to improving child feeding practices in the Bolivian Andes by A.D. Jones, Y.C. Agudo, L. Galway, J. Bentley, and P. Pinstrup-Andersen, Social Science & Medicine 2012;75(9):1673-1684. (Paper available here.) Most … Continue reading

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Contemporary Food Policy Challenges and Opportunities: A Political Economy Perspective

Presented at the 56th AARES Annual Conference, Fremantle, Western Australia, February7-10, 2012. (Full paper here.) The global food system and related government policies are in disarray. In response to increasing food prices and greater food price volatility, national governments are … Continue reading

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Food Systems and Human Health and Nutrition: An Economic Policy Perspective with a Focus on Africa

Presented at Stanford University as part of the FSE Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium Series, October 11, 2012. (full paper here) Food systems and human health and nutrition are closely linked in Africa and elsewhere. Changes in food … Continue reading

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Africa Knows What is Needed for Food Security

Published in Business Daily, September 6. Agricultural development is the most effective driver of broad-based economic growth and poverty alleviation in most Sub-Saharan African countries. Consequently, the failure by many African governments to prioritise investments in rural areas is resulting … Continue reading

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Prioritizing Nutrition in Agriculture and Rural Development: Guiding Principles for Operational Investments

Prioritizing Nutrition in Agriculture and Rural Development: Guiding Principles for Operational Investments, by A. Herforth, A., Jones and P. Pinstrup-Andersen, HNP Discussion Paper Series, World Bank.  (Full Publication Available Here). Agricultural and rural development provides a critically important opportunity for … Continue reading

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