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Food Security

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 495–497 | Cite as

Suresh C Babu, Shailendra N Gajanan and J Arne Hallam: Nutrition Economics: Principles and policy applications

Elsevier, London, UK: 2016, i-xviii + 386 pp. ISBN 978-0-12-800878-2
  • Sheryl L Hendriks
Book Review

While the theoretical and conceptual development of food security and nutrition from the 1940s onwards is well documented, very little concise analytical guidance is available to support the current demand for evidence-based policy formulation. Moreover, there is a dearth of resources to guide policy analysts in the multi-sectoral policy context that now dominates development agendas.

Policy analysts the world over struggle to keep abreast of recent developments. For analysts and academics alike, the world of development policy changes rapidly. Only near the close of the Millennium Development Goal era and in the negotiation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), was the narrow focus of hunger and poverty broadened to include food security and nutrition (SDG2). The recent and widespread appreciation of the role of nutrition as a fundamental element of development policy, and as a driver of economic growth, generates the need for analyses of the potential nutritional gains of...

References

  1. Babu, S., & Sanyal, P. (2009). Food Security, Poverty and Nutrition Policy Analysis: Statistical Methods and Applications, 1st edition (p. 423). London: Elsevier.Google Scholar
  2. Babu, S., & Sanyal, P. (2014). Food Security, Poverty and Nutrition Policy Analysis: Statistical Methods and Applications, 2nd edition (p. 648). London: Elsevier.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-beingUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa

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