Tackling Household Food Insecurity: The Experience of Vietnam
AbstractThis paper is a systematic review of the facts and figures related to the issues of food security in Vietnam. Based on a comprehensive definition of food security as â€œaccess by all people at all times to enough, nutritionally adequate, and safe food for an active and health lifeâ€ (Kennedy 2002), it describes and analyzes food security in connection with poverty or macro policies, in order to identify and understand thoroughly the problems related to food security. It shows that poor households are, per se, food-insecure, and that policies which target rapid economic growth using a socioeconomic approach help alleviate poverty and food insecurity. Its findings mainly confirm that household food securityâ”€specifically issues concerning food safety, availability, access, adequacy, and vulnerability â”€ is still a vital concern in Vietnam.
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Volume (Year): 5 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (December)
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- Ghosh, Madanmohan & Whalley, John, 2004. "Are price controls necessarily bad? The case of rice in Vietnam," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 73(1), pages 215-232, February.
- Arsenio M. Balisacan, 2004. "Averting Hunger and Food Insecurity in Asia," Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development, Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture, vol. 1(1), pages 39-60, June.
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