The Economics of Global Food Security

  title={The Economics of Global Food Security},
  author={Luther G. Tweeten},
  journal={Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy},
  • L. Tweeten
  • Published 21 September 1999
  • Economics
  • Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy
This article outlines a food security synthesis: that food insecurity traces to poverty, that poverty must be addressed by economic development, and that economic development flows from application of the standard model that is now mainstream economics. Food-insecure countries do not follow the standard model; their policies for agriculture and other sectors deter development. Reasons lie in institutions such as government and in attitudes. The economics of food security is straightforward. The… 

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