The World Food Problem: Toward Ending Undernutrition in the Third World

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Why do millions of people in the less-developed countries go hungry, while there is an abundance of food in the world? What can be done about it? These are the issues explored in this accessible and comprehensive text.

In addition to incorporating updated data throughout, this new edition includes: a comprehensive description and analysis of the 2008 food crisis; an expanded discussion of the impact of using food crops to produce biofuels; new case studies and recent examples to illustrate key points; examples of successful and unsuccessful policy approaches; reference to the latest research findings (with more than 150 new citations).

The result is the best available analysis of the current world food problem, as well as a provocative assessment of prospects for the future.

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Howard D. Leathers is associate professor of agricultural and resource economics at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Why are there still approximately 1 billion people who do not have food security? This excellent book ... gives the facts, explains the causes and suggests mitigating policies.... It is a must for all who are deeply concerned with the unacceptable scale of abject poverty and undernutrition that exists in the world today. --Richard Strange, Food Security

A boldly multidisciplinary approach that captures all the complexity of the causes of, and solutions to, hunger ... in an engaging and often witty manner that is simple but never simplistic. --Mark G. Cohen, Hunger Notes

A fine book, which should be widely adopted as a text for world food courses. --George J. Viksnins, Journal of Developing Areas

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