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The art of balancing food security: securing availability and affordability of food in Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Haug, Ruth
dc.contributor.author Hella, Joseph
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-26T06:50:43Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-26T06:50:43Z
dc.date.issued 2013-04
dc.identifier.issn 1876-4517
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/3764
dc.description.abstract Monitoring of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) indicates that a large number of countries are not on track to reach the hunger targets set out in Goal 1 (MDG1, Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger by 2015). The purpose of this paper is to assess the appropriateness of three underlying factors identified by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), misguided policies, fail- ing markets and weak institutions, in explaining food insecu- rity in Tanzania. Our analysis basically supports UNDP’s emphasis on the importance of policy, institutions and market access when seeking to improve food security and reach MDG1, but underlining the importance of empowering people to hold the Government accountable for failing to deliver on their policies and plans. The main finding is that the Tanzanian Government is struggling with the difficulty of addressing the twin goals of balancing national food availability with afford- able food prices for urban and rural consumers. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Food security en_US
dc.subject Food policy en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.subject Food availability en_US
dc.subject Affordability en_US
dc.title The art of balancing food security: securing availability and affordability of food in Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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