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Challenges for Food Security in Eritrea - A Descriptive and Qualitative Analysis

Prof. Ravinder Rena

University of the Western Cape; Polytechnic of Namibia; Papua New Guinea University of Technology

September 5, 2005

African Development Review, Vol.17, No.2, pp.193-212

Food security is about ensuring that all people at all times have both physical and economic access to the basic food they need. In a number of African countries chronic malnutrition and transitory food insecurity are pervasive. Like most African countries, Eritrea is also a victim of the problem of food insecurity. Based on this historical and recurrent food insecurity in Eritrea, an attempt is made in this paper to assess the possible causes of food insecurity in the country. Furthermore, the paper captures the available food security policy proposals of Eritrea and eventually draws conclusions and extends possible recommendations and policy remedies suited to the country.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 16

Keywords: Agriculture, Food security, Food policy, Poverty, Eritrea, Drought

JEL Classification: Q1, Q16, Q18

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Date posted: October 27, 2008  

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Rena, Prof. Ravinder, Challenges for Food Security in Eritrea - A Descriptive and Qualitative Analysis (September 5, 2005). African Development Review, Vol.17, No.2, pp.193-212. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1288922

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