Food Security, Poverty and Nutrition Policy Analysis

Statistical Methods and Applications

By

  • Suresh Babu, Int'l Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA
  • Prabuddha Sanyal, Int'l Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA
  • Suresh Babu, Int'l Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA

Food Security, Poverty and Nutrition Analysis provides essential insights into the evaluative techniques necessary for creating appropriate and effective policies and programs to address these worldwide issues. Food scientists and nutritionists will use this important information, presented in a conceptual framework and through case studies for exploring representative problems, identifying and implementing appropriate methods of measurement and analysis, understanding examples of policy applications, and gaining valuable insight into the multidisciplinary requirements of successful implementation.This book provides core information in a format that provides not only the concept behind the method, but real-world applications giving the reader valuable, practical knowledge.
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Audience

Food scientists and nutritionists, consultants, professionals and advanced students involved in the development and implementation of successful policies and programs for addressing the concerns of adequate food supply to the world. This extends from those scientists evaluating new crop breeding techniques to governmental officials charged with implementing official anti-hunger/health promotion programs.

 

Book information

  • Published: May 2009
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374712-9


Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction

Section I: Food Security Policy Analysis
Introduction to Section I: Food Security Policy Analysis
Chapter 1. Introduction to Food Security: Concepts and Measurement
Chapter 2. Implications of Technological Change, Post-Harvest Technology and Technology Adoption for Improved Food Security- Application of t- Statistic
Chapter 3. Effects of Commercialization of Agriculture (Shift from Traditional Crop
to Cash Crop) on Food Consumption and Nutrition- Application of Chi-square
Statistic
Chapter 4. Effects of Commercialization of Agriculture or Technology Adoption
and Gender of Household Head: The Issue, its Importance in Food Security -
Application of Cramer’s V and Phi Coefficient Chapter 5. Changes in Food Consumption Patterns: The Issue and its Importance to
Food Security - Application of One-way ANOVA
Chapter 6. Impact of Market Access on Food Security - Application of Factor
analysis

Section II: Nutrition Policy Analysis
Introduction to Section II: Nutrition Policy Analysis
Chapter 7. Impact of Maternal Education and Care on Preschoolers’ Nutrition - Application of Two-way ANOVA
Chapter 8. Indicators and Causal Factors of Nutrition - Application of Correlation Analysis
Chapter 9. Effects of Individual, Household and Community Indicators on Child’s Nutritional Status - Application of Simple Linear Regression Chapter 10. Female education and Community Characteristics as Indicators of
Nutritional Status of Children-Application of Multivariate Regression

Section III: Special Topics on Poverty, Nutrition, and Food Policy Analysis
Introduction to Section III: Special Topics on Poverty, Nutrition and Food Policy Analysis
Chapter 11. Predicting Child Nutritional Status Using related Socio-economic
Variables - Application of Discriminant Function Analysis
Chapter 12. Measurement and Determinants of Poverty- Application of Logistic Regression Models
Chapter 13. Classifying Households on Food Security and Poverty Dimensions - Application of K-mean Cluster Analysis
Chapter 14. Household Care as a Determinant of Nutritional Status- Application of Instrumental Variable Estimation
Chapter 15. Achieving an Ideal Diet - Modeling with Linear Programming

Technical Appendices

Statistical Tables

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