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Food Security In South Asia and Its Sustainability: Focus on India

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  • Kalamkar, Shrikant S.
  • Shroff, Sangeeta

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Agriculture is the predominant sector of economies of all South Asian countries and poverty and hunger are the most serious problems faced by this region. Agriculture in this region is caught in a low equilibrium trap with low productivity of staples, supply shortfalls, high prices, low returns to farmers and area diversification which threaten food security. Despite rapid growth of some of the economies, dependence on agriculture as an economic activity has seen a negligible decline. Future growth of this sector holds the key to livelihood security, eradication of poverty, sustainable progress of the economy of each of the nations

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  • Kalamkar, Shrikant S. & Shroff, Sangeeta, 2012. "Food Security In South Asia and Its Sustainability: Focus on India," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil 125864, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
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    Keywords

    Food Security; South Asian Countries; Poverty; Food Prices; Sustainability; Agricultural and Food Policy; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty; Q18; N55; I32; Q11; Q01;

    JEL classification:

    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
    • N55 - Economic History - - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Extractive Industries - - - Asia including Middle East
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • Q11 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Aggregate Supply and Demand Analysis; Prices
    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development

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