Food Insecurity and Vulnerability in Latin America and the Caribbean

Working Paper Series in Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2000

31 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2019

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Paul Winters

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Leonardo Corral

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Gustavo A Gordillo

National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM); RMISP

Date Written: March 2000

Abstract

This paper examines how Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations have proceeded in addressing the issues of food insecurity and vulnerability in response to the 1996 Rome Declaration on World Food Security. The data suggests that while the food insecurity situation has improved in LAC over the past few years, many nations are worse off in terms of food insecurity than they were at the beginning of the 1990s. Nations that reduced food insecurity tend to be those who have effectively reduced poverty and have increased social spending. While some regional initiatives have occurred to address regional food insecurity issues, additional national and international policy responses are required in the Latin American Region.

Suggested Citation

Winters, Paul and Corral, Leonardo and Gordillo, Gustavo A, Food Insecurity and Vulnerability in Latin America and the Caribbean (March 2000). Working Paper Series in Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2000, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3307441 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3307441

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Gustavo A Gordillo

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