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The Role of Market-based Economic Development in Strengthening Food Security

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This paper is intended to stimulate debate about (a) potential roles for market based economic development in strengthening food security and (b) means for promoting such development in southern Africa. It provides a theoretical and international review of these topics, examining the potential of economic growth in different sectors to stimulate and sustain wider growth, poverty reduction and increased food security, and then difficulties in achieving pro-poor growth. It focuses on issues not addressed primarily by other theme papers.

Colin Poulton and Andrew Dorward