The Right to Food

The Global Campaign to End Hunger and Malnutrition

Authors: Adams, Francis

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  • Examines the global campaign to end hunger and malnutrition
  • Focuses on the work of the United Nations which has led international efforts to improve food security in the world’s poorest countries
  • Reviews the long-term project to establish access to safe, sufficient, and nutritious food as a universally recognized human right
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This book examines the global campaign to end hunger and malnutrition. Focus is placed on the work of the United Nations which has led international efforts to improve food security in the world’s poorest countries. The book first reviews the long-term project to establish access to safe, sufficient, and nutritious food as a universally recognized human right. This is followed by separate chapters that examine the nature and central causes of food insecurity in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. These chapters also review the contemporary work of three United Nations agencies – the World Food Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization, and International Fund for Agricultural Development – in providing both food aid and food assistance to each region of the developing world. This includes the provision of emergency food aid in response to natural disaster and civil conflict, as well as longer-term food assistance to promote agricultural productivity, advance rural development, and preserve natural environments. The concluding chapter considers ways to strengthen food aid and assistance in the years to come, with many of the recommendations advanced reflecting lessons learned from the actual experience of food aid and assistance described in this book.

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Francis Adams completed his doctorate in Government at Cornell University and is University Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Old Dominion University. Dr. Adams has served as Director of the undergraduate International Studies program, Associate and Acting Director of the Graduate Program in International Studies, and Chair of the Department of Political Science and Geography. His teaching and research areas include international political economy, international development, globalization, and Latin American politics.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Right to Food
Book Subtitle
The Global Campaign to End Hunger and Malnutrition
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-60255-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-60255-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-60254-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 194
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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