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Record number 405167
Title Food calamities and governance; an inventory of approaches
Author(s) Burger, C.P.J.
Source Culemborg : Platform Agriculture, Innovation & Society / Wageningen UR - 23
Department(s) Development Economics Group
Publication type Scientific report
Publication year 2009
Keyword(s) voedselvoorziening - voedselzekerheid - governance - landbouwkundige rampen - food supply - food security - agricultural disasters
Categories Food Security
Abstract In normal circumstances a governance structure of the food system has evolved that serves the system so as to reduce transaction costs. While its overarching conditions are often set by the government policy as to the sector, the private sector, with the help of an enabling government, has developed arrangements to its own liking. The question addressed in this review is whether this governance structure of the food system is robust enough to cover extreme events, calamities, that strike unexpectedly and may harm large sections of the system. Do normal arrangements cover part of what should be done in these circumstances, or do they perhaps hinder the application of adequate governance fit for such extreme events?
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