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Cornell University

Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Improving In-Kind Food-Based Safety Nets: The Case of India’s Public Distribution System


A leading economist recently stated that “food security may be the defining global challenge of the Century.” And in underscoring the importance of social protection, the head of an international organization declared that “[w]e must recognize, share, scale up and build on these successful measures.” In a way, this volume aims to help bridge these two worlds – that of food security and nutrition, on the one hand, and that of social protection, on the other – by reflecting on how the mechanisms of the latter might be employed to address the needs of the former.

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