A selection of useful readings about food security – updated from time to time

Action Aid (2013), Fair Shares: Is CAADP Working?

Battersby, Jane. MDGs to SDGs – new goals, same gaps: the continued absence of urban food security in the post-2015 global development agenda. African Geographical Review, 36 (1), 2017: 115-129.

Conway, Gordon. ‘Food for thought from the land of a thousand hills (Rwanda),’ The Conversation June 27, 2016

Evans, Campbell, Murcott, eds. Waste Matters.

Guardian (UK) Global Development blog

Harrigan, J. The Political Economy of Arab Food Sovereignty.

Klein, J and A Murott, eds. Food Consumption in Global Perspective.

Mail and Guardian (South Africa), On Africa’s Farms – e-book

McMahon, P. Feeding Frenzy: Land Grabs, Price Spikes, and the World Food Crisis.

OECD (2017), Agricultural Support; (2015), Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation

Oxfam, Fight Hunger: Invest in Women Farmers

Patel, Raj. Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System. 2008.

Pogge, T. Fighting Global Poverty. International Journal of Law in Context 13 (4), 2017.

Pogge, T. Hunger Games. Food Ethics 1 (1), 2016.

Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore’s Dilemma

Raworth, Kate. Doughnut Economics.

Reports of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier de Schutter (2008-14): e.g.,; – list of official reports

Schanbacher, W. The Politics of Food.

Thurow, R and S Kilman. Enough: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in a World of Plenty.

Tolhurst, T et al, Are Governments of the Right Leviathan for Agriculture?

Vibert, E. Gender, Resilience, and Resistance: South Africa’s Hleketani Garden. Journal of Contemporary African Studies 34 (2), 2016.

Winston, A. The Big Pivot: Radical Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer, and More Open World.

World Bank, Series: Turn Down the Heat

World Bank (2014), Levelling the Field: Improving Opportunities for Women Farmers in Africa

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