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Eradicating Extreme Poverty and Hunger: Towards a Coherent Policy Agenda

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  • Prabhu Pingali

    (Agricultural and Development Economics Division, Food and Agriculture Organization)

  • Kostas Stamoulis

    (Agricultural and Development Economics Division, Food and Agriculture Organization)

  • Randy Stringer

    (Agricultural and Development Economics Division, Food and Agriculture Organization)

Abstract

Alleviating hunger and poverty has been and continues to be the pre-dominant policy challenge facing global and national decision makers. This paper argues that policy interventions for addressing this challenge should be designed in the context of emerging global, regional and national trends. This paper discusses four major trends that are shaping the future food economy and consequently the prospects for meeting the hunger and poverty goals. These trends are: i) rapid urbanisation in the developing world and its impact on food markets; ii) increasing integration of global food markets through trade; iii) deterioration of natural resource base and the degradation of the global and local commons; and iv) rising transactions costs in the acquisition and use of science and technology for development.

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  • Prabhu Pingali & Kostas Stamoulis & Randy Stringer, 2006. "Eradicating Extreme Poverty and Hunger: Towards a Coherent Policy Agenda," Working Papers 06-01, Agricultural and Development Economics Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO - ESA).
  • Handle: RePEc:fao:wpaper:0601
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    1. Prabhu Pingali, 2007. "Agricultural growth and economic development: a view through the globalization lens," Agricultural Economics, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 37(s1), pages 1-12, December.
    2. Hartwig de Haen & Günter Hemrich, 2007. "The economics of natural disasters: implications and challenges for food security," Agricultural Economics, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 37(s1), pages 31-45, December.
    3. Akinlade, Roseline J. & Balogun, Olubunmi L. & Obisesan, Adekemi A., 2013. "Commercialization of Urban Farming: The Case of Vegetable Farmers in Southwest Nigeria," 2013 AAAE Fourth International Conference, September 22-25, 2013, Hammamet, Tunisia 161639, African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE).
    4. de Haen, Hartwig & Hemrich, Gunter, 2006. "The Economics of Natural Disasters - Implications and Challenges for Food Security," 2006 Annual Meeting, August 12-18, 2006, Queensland, Australia 25320, International Association of Agricultural Economists.

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    Keywords

    Agricultural Development; Poverty and Food Security.;

    JEL classification:

    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations

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