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- DescriptionAs one of the major challenges of the 21st century, food security requires nations to maintain food production at appropriate levels, provide potable water, and at once, ensure access of people to such food and water. Food suppliers also need to ensure year-long supply of food at optimum price and of high quality, both for needy and for discerning customers. Food Security in Asia provides a comprehensive analysis of the critical dimensions of food security in various countries of Asia. It compellingly argues that food insecurity is a complex phemen that requires a comprehensive response encompassing, inter alia, increasing food production, expanding ecomic and social access to food, special access to food for disadvantaged groups and, most importantly, breaking down the gender-based barriers to accessing food. The book discusses the major governmental policies in relation to the communities' responses. While highlighting the pressure exerted by climate change and world population growth, it also propounds ideas that would help in making informed policy choices.
- Author BiographyAmitava Mukherjee is a Senior Expert in the Macro-economic Policy and Development Division, United Nations, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok (UNESCAP). Prior to this, he was the Head, Asian and Pacific Center for Agricultural Engineering and Machinery, in Beijing of the United Nations and Head, Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture, Bogor, Indonesia. He is also the Executive Director (on leave), Development Tracks RTC, a knowledge enterprise in Delhi. Dr Mukherjee studied and did his research at the Ranchi University, Ranchi, India; Rice University, Houston, USA, the University of South Florida, Tampa, USA and the London School of Economics, London. He held visiting appointments at the Department of Public Policy at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, and the Department of Economics, Stanford University, Stanford, USA; School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London and at the London School of Economics and Political Science, London. Dr Mukherjee also held the Chair in Economics and Planning, and co-ordinated the faculty in the Centre for Micro-Planning and Regional Studies at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, India. He has written and lectured extensively on poverty, food security and participatory community development both in India and abroad; has published a large number of professional reports, articles/papers and over 35 books. Two of his latest publications are: Hunger: Theory, Perspectives and Reality (2004) and Voices of the Poor (2007). He is the recipient of several awards and honours, including the Bihar Governor's Cup for the Best Scholar, Vivekananda Centenary Gold Medal, Hem Nalini De Memorial Gold Medal, Rotary Foundation International Fellowship, Henry Lee Fellowship and the Commonwealth Award. In recognition of his services to rural development in China he was made an Honorary Citizen, Huain County, China.
- Author(s)Amitava Mukharjee
- PublisherSAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
- Date of Publication13/09/2012
- SubjectEnvironment & Planning
- Place of PublicationNew Delhi
- Country of PublicationIndia
- ImprintSAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight567 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine28 mm
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