Millions across the world face the daily challenge to find enough food to survive. Hunger is on the rise globally, with more than 1.2 billion people suffering from food insecurity. Rising prices are further restricting food access. In this deeply informative study, Majda Bne Saad identifies the causes for global hunger embedded in the current global political and economic system and highlights the key challenges facing food deficit countries. She shows how Western countries share the blame for global hunger through their support for subsidies to agricultural production and biofuels, which have created new challenges to food security worldwide. Bne Saad argues that, as world population rises from 7 billion to 9.2 billion by 2050, there needs to be a 'second green revolution' to grow more food. She looks at the factors constraining low-income nations from achieving food security and considers policies which could generate income and enhance individuals' entitlement to food.
Majda Bne Saad lectured in Food Security, Famines and Development Management at University College Dublin before her retirement. She is a member of the National Irish Famine Commemoration Committee and involved in national level development Task Forces in Ireland. She is the co-editor of Trade, Aid and Development (2006).
Preface Acknowledgements Part I: Food Security And Insecurity: Causes And Consequences 1 Food Security 2 Famine 3 The World Food System: Challenges And Options 4 Peasants Farming: Current And Future Challenges Part II: Challenges And Options To Food Security 5 Access To Land 6 Rural Labour Markets 7 Rural Financial Services And The Issue Of Sustainability 8 Water For Livelihoods 9 Gender And Food Security: Invisibility Revisited 10 Conclusion: Food Security In Perspective Bibliography Index