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The Atlas of World Hunger

The Atlas of World Hunger

BOOK by Thomas J. Bassett and Alex Winter-Nelson

University of Chicago Press, 2010

There is more than enough food produced to provide every living person with a healthy diet, yet so many suffer from food shortages, unsafe water, and malnutrition. That's because hunger is a complex political, economic, and ecological phenomenon. The interplay of these forces produces a geography of hunger.

In The Atlas of World Hunger Thomas J. Bassett and Alex Winter-Nelson  uses a conceptual framework informed by geography and agricultural economics to present a hunger index that combines food availability, household access, and nutritional outcomes into a single tool—one that delivers a fuller understanding of the scope of global hunger, its underlying mechanisms, and the ways in which the goals for ending hunger can be achieved.

The first depiction of the geography of hunger worldwide, the Atlas is a resource for teachers, students, and anyone else interested in understanding the geography and causes of hunger. This knowledge, the authors argue, is a critical first step toward eliminating unnecessary suffering in a world of plenty.

Visit the University of Chicago Press for more information about the book


14.09.2016
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