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Combating Food Shortages in Least Developed Countries: Current Development Assistance Approaches

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  • Tomkins Alan J.

    (University of Nebraska)

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This paper discusses the major policy initiatives that have been developed to combat chronic food shortages in the world’s least developed nations. The United States has taken the world’s leadership position in trying to address chronic hunger and under-nutrition as part of its Feed the Future initiative, an effort that is linked to the G8’s L’Aquila Food Security initiative. Both initiatives focus on activities and outcomes that are intended to reduce food insecurity in the medium and long terms. Both initiatives operate in the context of the immediate food relief policies and practices that most nations subscribe to as part of the United Nations food security initiatives.

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  • Tomkins Alan J., 2012. "Combating Food Shortages in Least Developed Countries: Current Development Assistance Approaches," The Law and Development Review, De Gruyter, vol. 5(2), pages 27-55, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:lawdev:v:5:y:2012:i:2:p:27-55:n:7
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