This book focuses on the political-economic dimensions of the food crisis, with case studies from the four regions—Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East—of the Third World. It examines various international factors that influence agricultural development in the Third World.
1. Introduction Part 1: Case Studies of Induced Change in Agriculture Policy 2. Economic Security in the Countryside: The Impact of Agrarian Change and Public Policy in Honduras 3. Brazilian Agriculture and the Debt Crisis 4. Agricultural Policy and Food Security in Peru and Ecuador 5. President Marcos, Multinationals, the World Bank, and the U.S. Government: Domestic and International Political Economy of Philippines' Coconut Industry 6. Problems of Agricultural Development in Turkey 7. The Food Crisis in Kenya Part 2: International Factors and Agriculture in the Third World 8. The Impact of Dependency on Agriculture and Food Crises in the Third World 9. Political Implications of International Monetary Fund Conditionality for Latin America 10. Innovation in the IMF: The Cereal Imports Facility 11. Who Governs the Rome Food Agencies? 12. U.S. Foreign Agricultural Policy and the Less Developed Countries