Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/20467
Title: Trade, Food Security, and Human Rights: The Rules for International Trade in Agricultural Products and the Evolving World Food Crisis
Contributor(s): Chen, Ying  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2014
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/20467
Abstract: Food crises have frequently occurred throughout history and are said to be as old as history itself. The phenomenon of hunger and concerns with crop failures have been recorded by ancient Chinese, Greek, and many medieval scholars.1 Along with the development of society generally, new agricultural technologies have been widely introduced and effectively applied to agricultural cultivation.2 Under these circumstances, agricultural productive capacity has greatly improved, and one would think that the problem of food insecurity should now be solved or at least mitigated.3 Yet it continues to be a critical issue in the modern world. Based on a recent report by the United Nations (UN), there are 1.2 billion vulnerable people in the world-about one fifth of the total population-who continue to live on less than one dollar per day.4 The estimates of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) also show that more than 923 million people are suffering from chronic hunger, malnutrition, or related diseases, and this number grows with continually rising food prices.5
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Place of Publication: Farnham, England
ISBN: 9781472437433
9781472437426
9781472437440
Field of Research (FOR): 180117 International Trade Law
180106 Comparative Law
180114 Human Rights Law
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified
940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: A1 Authored Book - Scholarly
Other Links: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/206624773
Extent of Pages: 282
Series Name: EBL ebooks onilne
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