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Food and Financial Crises in Sub-Saharan Africa

Food and Financial Crises in Sub-Saharan Africa

Origins, Impacts and Policy Implications

Edited by D Lee, Cornell University, USA, M Ndulo, Cornell University, USA

December 2011 / Hardback / 304 Pages / 9781845938284 £90.00 / €115.00 / $170.00
With 10% online discount: £81.00 / €103.50 / $153.00
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Main Description

Dramatic increases in food prices, as witnessed on a global scale in recent years, threaten the food security of hundreds of millions of the rural poor in Sub-Saharan Africa alone. This book focuses on recent food and financial crises as they have affected Africa, illustrating the problems using country case studies, that cover their origins, effects on agriculture and rural poverty, their underlying factors and making recommendations as to how such crises could best be addressed in the future.

  • 1: Africa's Dual Crises: The Food and Financial Crises and their Effects in Sub-Saharan Africa-Introduction and Overview
  • 2: The Global Food and Financial Crises and the Poor in Africa
  • 3: Food Prices and Economic Crises: Causes and Consequences for Food Security in Developing Countries
  • 4: Future Challenges for the World Food Economy and Sub-Saharan Africa: Major Environmental and Socioeconomic Drivers of Change
  • 5: Here We Go Again: The Abiding Structure of Financial Crisis- And What To Do about It
  • 6: The Food and Financial Crises and Complex Derivatives: A Tale of High Stakes Innovation and Diversification
  • 7: Agricultural Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • 8: Are Staple Foods Becoming More Expensive for Urban Consumers in Eastern and Southern Africa? Trends in Food Prices, Marketing Margins and Wage Rates in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia
  • 9: The Short-Term Impact of the 2008 Food Price Shock on Poverty in Uganda
  • 10: The Likely Impact of Food Price Increases on Nutritionally Vulnerable Households in South Africa
  • 11: Africa's Turnaround: From Crisis to Opportunity in African Agriculture
  • 12: The Role of Public Policies and Policy Makers in Africa: Responding to Global Economic Crises
  • 13: Lessons of the Food and Financial Crises: Renewing Sub-Saharan Africa's Commitment to Food Security and Economic Growth
‘This book provides good and useful insights in various aspects of the food and financial crises in SSA.’