ERIC Number: ED191751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Food First Resource Guide: Documentation on the Roots of World Hunger and Rural Poverty.
Institute for Food and Development Policy, San Francisco, CA.
This guide reviews resources used to develop the analysis of world hunger in "Food First: Beyond the Myth of Scarcity," Houghton Mifflin, 1977. The objectives are to help people understand the economic and political factors that contribute to food deprivation, document this analysis with credible sources, and inform high school, college, and community study teachers about the existence and availability of various resources on global hunger. The developers believe that the guide might also aid teachers as they develop curriculum on world poverty. The guide is presented in four sections. Sections I and II focus on the causes of hunger. Topics discussed include population, scarcity, production, colonialism, inequality among and within nations, sexism, racism, and inefficiency. Sections III and IV discuss proposed solutions including agribusiness, economic and military intervention, international aid, socialist reforms, and the responsibility of Americans in ending world hunger. Citations of books, articles, studies, and reports are listed immediately under the topic to which they refer within each section. For each entry, information is given on title, author, publisher, date of publication, code designating the type of data to be found in the cited material, and (where appropriate) chapter and/or page. The document concludes with a directory of organizations and publications cited in the guide. (DB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Community Education, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Development, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Food, Global Approach, Higher Education, Opinion Papers, Overpopulation, Political Power, Postsecondary Education, Poverty, Resource Materials, Rural Development, Secondary Education, Socioeconomic Influences, World Problems
Institute for Food and Development Policy, 2588 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110 ($3.00, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Food and Development Policy, San Francisco, CA.