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Food Security

Working papers

Written by John Farrington

Over the last five years, the debate on food security has focused on:
• Better understanding the links between food availability, access and nutrition, recognising that the link from food availability to nutritional well-being is not automatic.
• The implications for the food-security agenda of new challenges (globalisation, rapid urbanisation, market liberalisation, HIV/Aids, biotechnology).
• Whether food security remains a useful concept in development assistance and national policies, given new approaches (e.g., livelihoods analysis) and donor focus on poverty reduction.
• How to use new thinking on poverty reduction to emphasise food issues.
• Whether food aid still has an important role in supporting food security.

Edited by John Farrington