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dc.contributor.authorde Janvry, Alainen
dc.contributor.authorSadoulet, Elisabethen
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-21T10:09:37Zen
dc.date.available2013-02-21T10:09:37Zen
dc.date.issued2011-06-03en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614524.2011.561292en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/270023en
dc.descriptionGovernments need the capacity to manage price instability and its social consequences; but in countries where people suffer most, they are least able to respond, because of limited fiscal and institutional resources. This article argues that policies used by middle and high-income countries are unsuitable for poorer, agricultural countries; it recommends instead that these nations promote broader access to land and raise land productivity. The authors explain why instruments used by richer countries, such as those that control prices and cheapen food, fail in poorer countries. They describe the features of smallholder farmers in poorer countries, drawing upon evidence from India, Peru, and Guatemala to demonstrate how subsistence farming can be part of policy responses to the distress of a food crisis in both the short and medium term. They call upon donors to improve their understanding of and support for small-scale, subsistence-oriented farming.<p>This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis.</p>en
dc.format.extent8en
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/subsistence-farming-as-a-safety-net-for-food-price-shocks-270023
dc.subjectFood and livelihoods
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.subjectGovernance and citizenship
dc.titleSubsistence farming as a safety net for food-price shocksen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryIndiaen
oxfam.subject.countryPeruen
oxfam.subject.countryGuatemalaen
oxfam.subject.keywordAgriculture
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordFood prices
oxfam.subject.keywordSmallholder agriculture
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment in Practice Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordDiP
prism.issuenameGlobal food-price shocks and poor people: themes and case studiesen
prism.number4-5en
prism.volume21en
dc.year.issuedate2011en
dc.year.issuedate2011en


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