Food policy

Sustainable development in four East Asian countries' agricultural sectors post-World War II: measuring nutrient balance and estimating the environmental Kuznets Curve

The purpose of this study is to measure agricultural waste and estimate the environmental Kuznets curve in four East Asian countries using time series...

Awareness about minimum support price and its impact on diversification decision of farmers in India

In this article, we have analysed farmers’ awareness about Minimum Support Price (MSP) and its impact on diversification of crops grown in India. We used...

Fiscal-food policies are likely misinformed by biased price elasticities from household surveys: evidence from Melanesia

Fiscal-food policies use taxes to alter relative food prices so as to change diets and are suggested for reducing non-communicable diseases in the Pacific...

Food security, structural transformation, markets and government policy

Food prices are a key signal about what is happening to food security, and two dimensions are important: their average level (and whether this is rising...

Linkage between rural voters and politicians: effects on rice policies in the Philippines and Thailand

This article explains how linkages between politicians and rural voters affected the design of agricultural policies, using rice in two countries as...

Land inequality or productivity: what mattered in Southern Vietnam after 1975?

Land redistribution and agricultural collective production were the key components of agrarian reforms implemented by the Vietnamese Communist Party in...

Responding to global challenges in food, energy, environment and water: risks and options assessment for decision-making

We analyse the threats of global environmental change, as they relate to food security. First, we review three discourses: (i) ‘sustainable...

Food security in India: the imperative and its challenges

This article addresses the imperative of food security in India in the context of persistent prevalence of malnutrition despite several years of rapid...

Targets and fisheries management in the Asia and Pacific region

Marine fisheries in the Asia and the Pacific region play an important role in global, regional and national economies. Many of the fisheries in the region...

Three pillars of fisheries policy

The causes of overfishing are reviewed along with deficiencies in top-down input-regulated fisheries management. An alternative is the three pillars of...

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