Challenges for Food Security in Eritrea - A Descriptive and Qualitative Analysis
African Development Review, Vol.17, No.2, pp.193-212
16 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2008
Date Written: September 5, 2005
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.
Keywords: Agriculture, Food security, Food policy, Poverty, Eritrea, Drought
JEL Classification: Q1, Q16, Q18
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