ABOUT THE BOOK
Ensuring that every person in one of the world’s largest and most populous nations has enough food on the table is understandably an undertaking of great import.
Food First examines the food security situation in
This book draws attention to serious shortcomings in food production and distribution in the country, which led to many cases of malnutrition, especially among children, in 2005. These flaws are ultimately rooted in policy failures, not only in the agriculture sector per se but also in the related spheres of trade, industrialization, rural development and environmental and natural resource management.
Recognizing the multidimensional nature of the problem, the author puts forward a set of short-and long-term policy recommendations aimed at attaining food security within a broader national framework of sustainable development. Realization of this goal will entail a shift from the existing industrial, monoculture-oriented farming system to a community-based and ecologically sound agriculture which indeed “puts food first”.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JHAMTANI is a researcher on environment and development issues
in Asia and
of Food Security and Insecurity in
Cases of Food Shortage and Malnutrition
A Political-Economic Issue in
Right to Seeds Threatened by Lawsuits
Food System: The Case of
3 Analysis of Food Security Policies
Food Production and Productivity
Distribution and Trading Systems
Displacement of Local Systems
Policy Failure 42
4 Towards a Community-Based Food Security System
Factors Affecting Food Security
Short-Term Immediate Measures
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