ERIC Number: ED281806
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Poverty and Hunger: Issues and Options for Food Security in Developing Countries. A World Bank Policy Study.
Reutlinger, Shlomo; And Others
Food security means access by all people at all times to enough food for an active and healthy life. Available data suggest that more than 700 million people in the developing world lack the food necessary for such a life. No problem of underdevelopment may be more serious or have such important implications for the long-term growth of low-income countries. This report outlines the nature and extent of food security problems in developing countries, explores the policy options available to these countries in addressing these problems, and indicates what international institutions such as the World Bank can and should do to help countries solve their food security problems. It suggests ways to achieve the desired goal in cost-effective ways. It also identifies policies that waste economic resources and fail to reach the target groups. (BZ)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Economic Factors, Economically Disadvantaged, Food, Foreign Countries, Hunger, International Programs, Living Standards, Poverty, Poverty Areas, Poverty Programs, Quality of Life, Technical Assistance, World Problems
The World Bank, 1818 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20433 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Authoring Institution: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Washington, DC.; World Bank, Washington, DC.