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Feeding the Poorest Billion: Food security in the 21st century

Author: Kate Johnson
Organisation: Leland Stanford Junior University Board of Trustees
Publish Date: 2013
Country: Global
Sector: Agriculture
Method: Creative thinking
Theme: Food
Type: Book
Language: English
Tags: Food security, Poverty, Hunger, Food production, Agriculture and health, Food price dynamics, National economies, Trade, Biofuels, Climate change

Although hunger and poverty receive ongoing attention in both academics and politics, there is now a need for a new, interdisciplinary understanding of the forces that impede and facilitate global access to food. This unit examines the issue of food security from multiple angles— from the physical science of agricultural production, to the biology of food consumption and utilization, to the economics of food prices, poverty, and international development. The goal is to give students a complete appreciation for the factors that determine food security status, and to foster creative, multidisciplinary thinking about our efforts to ensure global food security in the 21st century.
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