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World food security : a history since 1945 / D. John Shaw.


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Shaw, D. John.
Publication date:
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
  • Book
  • xx, 510 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 476-495) and index.
  • PART I: 1945-70: EARLY ATTEMPTS: FAO'S PIONEERING WORK FAO's Origins Food Surpluses: Historical Background World Food Board Proposal International Commodity Clearing House A World Food Reserve National Food Reserves in Developing Countries International Commodity Agreements Freedom from Hunger Campaign The Development of Food Aid PART II: 1970-90: THE WORLD FOOD CRISIS OF THE 1970S AND ITS AFTERMATH World Food Crisis World Food Conference 1974 International Undertaking on World Food Security An International Grain Reserve System International Emergency Food Reserve Global Information and Early Warning System International Trade, Stability and Agricultural Adjustment World Food Council ILO World Employment Conference 1976 Food Entitlement Pragmatism and Politics World Bank Perspective Food Subsidies PART III: THE 1990S AND BEYOND: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES International Development Strategy for the 1990s International Conferences World Summit for Children 1990 UN Conference on Environment and Development 1992 International Conference on Water and the Environment 1992 International Conference on Nutrition 1992 World Conference on Human Rights 1993 World Conference on Overcoming Global Hunger 1993 International Conference on Population and Development 1994 World Summit for Social Development 1995 A 2020 Vision for Food Agriculture and the Environment 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women 1995 World Food Summit 1996 World Agricultural Trade: WTO and the Doha Declaration UN Millennium Summit 2000 International Conference on Financing for Development 2002 World Summit 2005 PART IV: ASSESSMENT: THE GRAVEYARD OF ASPIRATIONS Redefining the Concept of Food Security Dimensions of Poverty Future Action.
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Publisher's Summary:
This book provides the first comprehensive history of the numerous attempts made since the Second World War to provide food security for all. It shows not only the many ways in which attempts to achieve food and nutrition security unfolded, and the sequence in which they occurred, but also why they did not succeed, and what lessons can be drawn for the future. The book provides a point of reference for all those interested and involved in food security issues.
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