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Food and nutrition security in Venezuela: an explanation from the approach of capacities and human development

Katty M. Díaz Morales () and Ángel G. Hernández ()
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Katty M. Díaz Morales: Doctorando en Estudios del Desarrollo. Departamento de Economía. Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales. Universidad de Los Andes. Mérida, Venezuela. Teléfono: +58 274 8480408.
Ángel G. Hernández: PhD en Bioquímica. Facultad de Ciencias. Profesor e investigador del Centro de Estudios del Desarrollo. Universidad Central de Venezuela. Consultor Banco Mundial, Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo. Teléfono: +58 212 9793876.

Economía, 2016, vol. 41, issue 42, 133-158

Abstract: The right to food is an achievement of international consensus on the evolution of Human Rights. From this recognition, supranationality and governments they have made efforts to design policies, plans, programs and projects that contribute to consolidate the system of the Food and Nutrition Security. Venezuelan food policy has been framed in an economic model that has transformed political institutions and system performance. The objective of this article is to analyze food and nutritional security in Venezuela, from the perspective of people’s capacities for the achievement of well-being and human development.

Keywords: Capacity building; human development; the right to food; food security; food policy. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O1 O5 Q18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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