Harvest of Want demonstrates how hunger and malnutrition can exist simultaneously with growth in agricultural production. It points out a series of factors that have generated food insecurity throughout much of Central America and Mexico. .
1. Social Dimensions of Food Security and Hunger: An Overview 2. Land, Labor, and the Crisis in Central America 3. The Political Economy of Environmental Destruction: Food Security in Southern Honduras 4. Land, Malnutrition, and Health: The Dilemmas of Development in Guatemala 5. Lack of Access to Land and Food in El Salvador 6. From Gallo Pinto to "Jack's Snacks": Observations on Dietary Change in a Rural Costa Rican Village 7. The Dilemmas of Food Security in a Revolutionary Context: Nicaragua 8. The Results of Mexican Agriculture and Food Policy: Debt, Drugs, and illegal Aliens 9. Popular Participation and Access to Food: Mexico's Community Food Councils 10. Food Security and Regional Development