Advancements in the economics of food security

Authored by: P. Lynn Kennedy

The Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Economics

Print publication date:  July  2018
Online publication date:  July  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138654235
eBook ISBN: 9781315623351
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315623351-11

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Abstract

The current state of research in the economics of food security is reviewed. Various perspectives on food and nutrition security are examined based on the multiple dimensions and diverse attributes of food security. Recent work is categorized according to the four dimensions of food security, which are availability, access, utilization, and stability. The breadth of the current work reflects the complexity of food security, as producers, policy makers, and researchers seek solutions that will allow all members of society to live an active and healthy life.

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