This book describes the nature and magnitude of food insecurity in less-developed countries, stressing the various practical problems at the country level. It presents various national and international approaches to coping with food insecurity in these countries.
1. Introduction Part 1: Nature and Magnitude of Food Insecurity in Developing Countries 2. Assessing Food Insecurity Based on National Aggregates in Developing Countries 3. Long-Term Consequences of Technological Change on Crop Yield Stability: The Case for Cereal Grain Randolph Barker 4. Security of Rice Supplies in the ASEAN Region 5. Food Security: Some East African Considerations 6. The Nature of Food Insecurity in Colombia 7. Food Security Program in Egypt Part 2: National and International Approaches to Reduce Food Insecurity 8. Price, Stock, and Trade Policies and the Functioning of International Grain Markets 9. Feasibility, Effectiveness, and Costs of Food Security Alternatives in Developing Countries 10. The International Wheat Agreement and LDC Food Security 11. Insurance Approach to Food Security: Simulation of Benefits for 1970/71–1975/76 and for 1978–1982 12. Grain Insurance, Reserves, and Trade: Contributions to food Security for LDCs 13. Responsiveness of Food Aid to Variable Import Requirements 14. Compensatory Financing for Fluctuations in the Cost of Cereal Imports