Food Security in Asia provides a comprehensive analysis of the critical dimensions of food security in various countries of Asia. It attempts to draw attention towards the fact that food insecurity is a complex phenomenon, requiring a comprehensive response encompassing increasing food production, expanding economic access to food, especial access to food for disadvantaged groups and most importantly, breaking down the gender-based barriers to accessing food.
As one of the major challenges of the 21st century, global food security calls upon the countries to maintain a balance in food production. The suppliers also need to ensure year-long provision at both low cost and high quality for discerning and needy customers. The book discusses the governmental policies in relation to the communities' responses. While highlighting on the pressure exerted by climate change and world population growth, it also prescribes certain ideas which would help in making informed policy decisions.
|Setting the Context and the Problematic|
|Food Insecurity and Its Causes|
|Food Insecurities Faced by Women and Girl Children|
|A Select Suite of Government Response to Hunger|
|Community Based Responses to Food Security|
|Social Access and Social Protection for Food Security|
|Towards an Agenda on Food Security for Asia|