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Feeding India free pdf Food security is one of the twenty-first century's key global challenges, and lessons learned from India have particular significance worldwide. Not only does India account for approximately one quarter of the world's under-nourished persons, it also provides a worrying case of how rapid economic growth may not provide an assumed panacea to food security. This book takes on this challenge. It explains how India's chronic food security problem is a function of a distinctive interaction of economic, political and environmental processes. It contends that under-nutrition and hunger are lagging components of human development in India precisely because the interfaces between these aspects of the food security problem have not been adequately understood in policy-making communities. Only through an integrative approach spanning the social and environmental sciences, are the fuller dimensions of this problem revealed. A well-rounded appreciation of the problem is required, informed by the FAO's conception of food security as encompassing availability (production), access (distribution) and utilisation (nutritional content), as well as by Amartya Sen's notions of entitlements and capabilities.

About Bill Pritchard

Bill Pritchard is Associate Professor of Human Geography in the School of Geosciences, University of Sydney. Anu Rammohan is Professor of Economics in the School of Business, University of Western Australia. Madhushree Sekher is Professor and Chairperson of the Centre for Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. S. Parasuraman is Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Chetan Choithani is a doctoral candidate in Human Geography in the School of Geosciences, University of Sydney and a holder of the Prime Minister's Australia-Asia Endeavour Fellowship.

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Author : Bill Pritchard
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 15 August 2013
ISBN : 0415529662
EAN : 9780415529662
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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