Handbook on Public Policy and Food Security

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Handbook on Public Policy and Food Security

9781839105432 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Sheryl L. Hendriks, Professor and Director, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, UK and Suresh C. Babu, Head of Capacity Strengthening, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, US and Extraordinary Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Publication Date: April 2024 ISBN: 978 1 83910 543 2 Extent: c 460 pp
The Handbook on Public Policy and Food Security provides multi-disciplinary insight into food security analysis across the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As food security is an essential outcome and a part of sustainable and healthy food systems, this Handbook addresses the urgent need to provide a comprehensive overview of the field’s current developments.

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The Handbook on Public Policy and Food Security provides multi-disciplinary insights into food security analysis across the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As food security is an essential outcome and a part of sustainable and healthy food systems, this Handbook addresses the urgent need to provide a comprehensive overview of the field’s current developments.

Paired chapters focuses on a specific SDG in turn, presenting an overview and using qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches to assess the impact of food security on the attainment of the specific goal, and the evaluation of the impact of the goal on food security. This Handbook brings together experts in the field who advocate for a food systems approach, highlighting how various components of a food system function together to achieve the goal of food security for all. The cross-policy themes covered extend beyond the SDGs, proving relevant for public policy and food security in the foreseeable future.

This erudite Handbook will be highly informative for academics, researchers and students in agricultural economics, development studies, human geography, human rights and comparative social policy. It will also be beneficial for professionals working in public policy, NGOs and multilateral organisations who are interested in understanding food security and nutrition monitoring.
Critical Acclaim
‘This Handbook presents a range of contributions from leading researchers and practitioners about the importance of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Focussing on food security, it adopts an ‘anti-disciplinary’ perspective to addressing the 17 SDGs. This Handbook will be of key importance to academics, policy makers and those active in delivery, offering a template of actions to meet the SDGs. This is essential reading for all interested in the health of the planet.’
– Martin Caraher, City, University of London, UK

‘This Handbook is remarkable in its scope and accessibility. Anyone interested in food security, especially through the lens of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), needs to know about this book. Educators will also find its 40 chapters rich sources of material for students training to be food systems thinkers.’
– Michael Carolan, Colorado State University, US

‘This Handbook provides a valuable introduction to how humanity can achieve food security and all our sustainable development goals, with global coverage and a special focus on developing countries. A highly recommended guide to how progress has been and can be achieved thanks to local leadership linking research and practice.’
– William A. Masters, Tufts University, US
Contributors
Contributors include: Jannie Armstrong, Babatunde Abidoye, Prisca Atieno, Suresh C. Babu, Mousumi K. Bhattacharjee, S.J. Balaji, María del Rosario Castro Bernardini, Carlo Cafiero, Qiu Chen, Kristin Coates, Marc J. Cohen, Lasanthi N.C. De Silva, Scott Drimie, Andrea du Toit, Irma Eloff, Wegayehu Fitawek, SN Gajanan, Athula Ginige, Billy Hall, Sheryl L. Hendriks, Biniam Iyob, Selma T. Karuaihe, Nathan Kline, Clement K. Kyei, Laté Lawson-Lartego, Pamela Madududu, Lea Magne-Domgho, Moraka N. Makhura, Sukoluhle Mazwane, Angela McIntyre, Alisher Mirzabaev, Elizabeth Mkandawire, Mancoba Mndzebele, James S. Mukombwe, Lilian Nkengla-Asi, Yong S. Nyam, Sunday P. Odjo, Valiant O. Odhiambo, James F. Oehmke, Yetunde Olugbade, Enoch Owusu-Sekyere, Lerato Phali, Tauhidur Rahman, Ganganee C. Samaraweera, Obakeng T. Selelo, Shweta Sinha, Nandita Srivastava, Olivia Sylvester, Joseph Tinarwo, Dora A. Torsu, John M. Ulimwengu, Barbara van Koppen
Contents
Contents:

Preface: The challenge and motivation informing the need for this handbook xix
1 Introduction to public policy and food security 1
Sheryl L. Hendriks and Suresh C. Babu
2 The origin and progress of the Sustainable Development Goals 14
Babatunde Abidoye, Selma T. Karuaihe, and Tauhidur Rahman
3 What is food security? 24
Sheryl L. Hendriks and Suresh C. Babu
4 Food systems and the sustainability agenda 31
Sheryl L. Hendriks
5 An overview of Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero hunger 40
Jannie Armstrong and Scott Drimie
6 Where do we begin to create sustainable food systems? 50
Angela McIntyre
7 Food security assessment methods 63
Carlo Cafiero
8 Sustainable Development Goal 1: Ending poverty 78
Suresh C. Babu and Nandita Srivastava
9 Approaches to assessing poverty and food security 88
Valiant O. Odhiambo
10 Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good health and well-being 98
Suresh C. Babu and Nandita Srivastava
11 Approaches to assessing malnutrition and its impact on food security 107
Suresh C. Babu and Joseph Tinarwo
12 Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality education 117
Irma Eloff
13 Approaches to assessing the impact of education on food security 128
Wegayehu Fitawek
14 Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender and inequality 139
Elizabeth Mkandawire and Andrea du Toit
15 Approaches to assessing the impact of gender inequality on
food security and nutrition 150
Andrea du Toit and Elizabeth Mkandawire
16 Sustainable Development Goal 6: Ensuring the availability and
sustainable management of water and sanitation for all 161
Barbara van Koppen
17 Approaches to assessing the impact of poor sanitation on child
nutrition 170
Mousumi K. Bhattacharjee and Suresh C. Babu
18 Sustainable Development Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy 181
Alisher Mirzabaev and Qiu Chen
19 Assessing the economics of fuel for food: Approaches to
assessment of time allocations for household chores and roles 190
S.N. Gajanan and Suresh C. Babu
20 Sustainable Development Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth 200
Clement K. Kyei
21 Approaches to analysing labour productivity in agriculture and
food systems 210
John M. Ulimwengu, Sunday P. Odjo and Lea Magne-Domgho
22 Sustainable Development Goal 9: Industry, innovation and
infrastructure 219
Shweta Sinha, Sukoluhle Mazwane, Moraka N. Makhura and Andrea
du Toit
23 Digital agrifood ecosystems: Digital platforms for inclusive,
efficient, sustainable food systems to achieve food security 229
Athula Ginige, Lasanthi N.C. de Silva and Ganganee C. Samaraweera
24 Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reduce Inequality within
and among countries 242
Wegayehu Fitawek and Sheryl L. Hendriks
25 Assessing the impact of inequality on food security 255
Wegayehu Fitawek and Sheryl L. Hendriks
26 Sustainable Development Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe,
resilient, and sustainable 263
Lilian Nkengla-Asi, María del Rosario Castro Bernardini, Marc J.
Cohen, Laté Lawson-Lartego, and Kristin Coates
27 Approaches to population estimations and their use in food
policy analysis in urban settings 276
S.J. Balaji and Suresh C. Babu
28 Sustainable Development Goal 12 : Sustainable consumption
and production patterns 284
Olivia Sylvester
29 Empirical approaches to assess impacts of food loss and waste
on food systems’ productivity and sustainability 294
Lerato Phali, Mancoba Mndzebele, Pamela Madududu and Prisca Atieno
30 Sustainable Development Goal 13: Urgent action to combat
climate change and its impacts 306
Enoch Owusu-Sekyere, Yong S. Nyam, Obakeng T. Selelo and Dora
A. Torsu
31 Approaches to evaluating the impact of climate change on
food security 317
Enoch Owusu-Sekyere
32 Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life below water 328
Prisca Atieno and Sheryl L. Hendriks
33 Empirical approaches for estimating impacts of life below
water on food system productivity and sustainability 339
Prisca Atieno and Pamela Madududu
34 Sustainable Development Goal 15: Life on land 349
Wegayehu Fitawek and Sheryl L. Hendriks
35 Measuring the impact of life on land on food system
productivity and sustainability 360
Pamela Madududu and Yetunde Olugbade
36 Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong
institutions 371
James S. Mukombwe, Andrea du Toit and Sheryl Hendriks
37 Approaches to assessing the impact of conflict, injustice and
weak institutions on food security and nutrition 381
James S Mukombwe and Andrea du Toit
38 Sustainable Development Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals 389
Moraka N. Makhura
39 Mutual Accountability for Food Security and Sustainable
Development 401
James F. Oehmke, Biniam Iyob, Nathan Kline, and Billy Hall
40 Epilogue: The significant role of public policy analysis and
evidence in informing policy change and informing our future 419
Sheryl L. Hendriks and Suresh C. Babu
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