Feeding five billion Asians : a socioeconomic perspective
AbstractThis paper reviews the prospects for long-term food security in Asia, where a significant number of malnourished individuals still live after decades of mixed progress. Evidence shows that poverty reduction on its own will not do the job of eradicating hunger, nor will only increased food production. The region's contribution to high and volatile international food prices is well known, but Asia's potential contributions toward future decreased price uncertainty are much less cited. The changing composition of future food demand in the region will depend on the extent to which poverty reduction effectively leads to middle class expansion, which remains unclear.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 6328.
Date of creation: 01 Jan 2013
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Food&Beverage Industry; Regional Economic Development; Rural Poverty Reduction; Nutrition; Population Policies;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGR-2013-02-03 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2013-02-03 (All new papers)
- NEP-LTV-2013-02-03 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
- NEP-SEA-2013-02-03 (South East Asia)
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