From Hunger Amidst Abundance to Abundance Without Hunger

Parikh KS & Tims W (1986). From Hunger Amidst Abundance to Abundance Without Hunger. IIASA Executive Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: ER-86-013

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Abstract

This report presents an overview of the policy findings of IIASA's Food and Agriculture Program. This study is not primarily set up to derive detailed prescriptive policy scenarios, but is concerned with a better understanding of the effectiveness of various policy instruments. The presentation follows these lines and demonstrates the consequences of alternative policies without judging their political feasibility. This is deemed appropriate, in particular, because in the actual policy debate a large role is played by fears of the consequences of policy changes and their costs, which stifle the decision-making process. By estimating these consequences as objectively as possible, even for rather radical policy changes, some of these fears may, in fact, be allayed and the actual decision-making process facilitated.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Executive Report)
Research Programs: Food and Agriculture (FAG)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:56
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2016 03:52
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/2774

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