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Generation of food security sensitive regional development strategies through agricultural commodity value chains – case of south eastern anatolia region wheat value chain.

Gümüş, Müg
Currently, dramatic increase in world population, rapid urbanization of world population, changes in food demand and dietary composition, increasing pressure on limited natural resources, escalating climate change effect and fluctuating food prices result in a huge emphasis on food security studies as a contemporary issue .As a subject, food security studies tend to be considered at national or household level in a top-down approach and they are likely to handle the issue as restricted to a single sector (mostly agriculture) boundary. The aim of this study is to integrate the food security improvement efforts to the regional development strategy generation processes creating an embedded food security tool for regional development strategies using a value chain-based approach.