Food Security, A Review of Literature From Ethiopia to India

This review provides the theoretical framework for any research on food security and social protection through Employment Generation Schemes. It presents a ‘conceptual geography’ of important works of literature related to the latest evidence and informed by the best international experience. The subject of hunger can be tackled from rights, economic, social, environmental, agricultural and political based perspectives and therefore a combination of different factors are determinants of the extent of poverty and hunger in a given context. Poverty has been described as:


“Poverty has both physical and psychological dimensions. Poor people themselves strongly emphasise violence, crime, discrimination,insecurity and political repression, biased or brutal policing, and victimisation by rude, neglectful and corrupt public agencies” (Narayam et al, 2000).

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