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Food price policies and nutrition in Latin America


Table of contents (178 p.)



Edited by Giorgio Solimano and Lance Taylor

© The United Nations University, 1980

Proceedings of the Workshop on Impact of Food Price Policies on Nutrition, held at the Centro de Estudios Econůmicos y Sociales del Tercer Mundo (CEESTEM), Mexico City, 22 - 25 March 1978. Co-sponsored by the United Nations University World Hunger Programme and CEESTEM.

THE UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY

© The United Nations University, 1980
WHTR-2/UNUP-128
ISBN 92-808-0128-7

This book was published within the framework and as part of the Sub-programme on Food and Nutrition Requirements and their Fulfilment through Local Diets of the United Nations University's World Hunger Programme. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the United Nations University.

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Contents


Acknowledgements

List of participants

Preface

Part 1: Introduction

Price policy and the food that people consume

The stylized facts and a model of them
How the model works
Some numerical examples
Conclusions
Notes
References
Discussion
Reference

The effects of changes in real income on nutrition

Introduction
Human needs and the objectives of development
Development models
Case studies
Intervention programmes
Surveillance and evaluation
References
Discussion

Part II: Case studies

Food distribution, consumption, and price policies in Mexico

Discussion

Problems in implementing programmes to control or stabilize staple food prices in Jamaica

Introduction
Imports
Processed staple foods
Agricultural output
The food intelligence division
Monitoring supply movements

Food price and subsidy policies and nutrition: experiences in Trinidad-Tobago

Introduction
Production, distribution, and pricing of selected products
Conclusions
Recommendations
References
Additional bibliography
Discussion

The distribution of income and food consumption by income level: a presentation of the situation in Chile and the Dominican republic

Income distribution
Consumption level and available family income
Relation between economic status and food consumption level in the Dominican republic and Chile
Redistribution of income and its implications for food availability and prices
References

Economic policies and the nutritional status of the urban poor in Chile, 1968-1976

Introduction
The food buying power index (ICCA: el indice de capacidad de compra de alimentos)
The food buying capacity index (ICCA)
Economic policies and their effect on the food buying capacity of the urban poor
The food buying capacity index and trends in the nutritional situation of the urban poor in Chile
Conclusions
References

Part III: Basis for policy interventions and research priorities

Guidelines for discussion groups

Conclusions from the meeting of discussion group I: "Marketing and monitoring systems"

Conclusions from the meeting of discussion group II: "Definition of standards"

Conclusions from the meeting of discussion group III: "Price and income policies"

Annotated bibliography


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