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Global Food Security
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Editors: Angela N. Rivera
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The combination of food and economic crises has pushed the number of food-insecure or hungry people worldwide to historic levels. More than 1 billion people are undernourished, according to estimates by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). In addition, the U.N. Secretary General reports that the proportion of hungry people in the world rose in 2008 as a result of the global food and economic crises. The rise in the proportion of hungry people threatens achievement of the U.N.'s Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of reducing the proportion of hungry people in the world by half by 2015. This book explores the current economic and food crisis in the world today as it effects global food security. (Imprint: Nova)

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Table of Contents:
Preface

The U.S. Global Food Security Initiative: Issues for Congres;pp. 1-24
(Charles E. Hanrahan, Melissa D. Ho)

Food Security Assessment, 2008-09;pp. 25-76
(U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

Global Food Security: U.S. Agencies Progressing on Governmentwide Strategy, but Approach Faces Several Vulnerabilities;pp. 77-152
(GAO)

The Impact of Food Insecurity and Hunger on Global Health: Issues for Congress;pp. 153-181
(Tiaji Salaam-Blyther, Charles E. Hanrahan)

International Food Security: Insufficient Efforts by Host Governments and Donors Threaten Progress to Halve Hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2015;pp. 183-248
(GAO)

Index

   Series:
      Agriculture Issues and Policies
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 7 x 10 (NBC - G), 263 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61761-765-2
   Status: AV
  
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AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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