Global Hunger

Global Hunger
Author: Malcolm H. Forbes,Lois J. Merrill
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 164
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 9780930982089
ISBN 13: 0930982088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Hunger Book Review:

Abstract: Addressing the topic of global hunger, this collection of papers attempts to put the problem in prospective. Political, ethical, pnysiological, and economical aspects of hunger/malnutrition are examined by individuals recognized as qualified in these areas. Dealing with famine, encouraging farming/conservation, supporting a form of green revolution for countries experiencing hunger problems, and a more equitable distribution of goods comprise some of the topics discussed. Population control with individual countries dealing with their problems of population and food production themselves is another issue addressed from an economic standpoint. Because efforts to combat hunger through the United Nations, government aid programs, and private relief or ganizations have not accomplished more, it is an intended purpose of this book to offer solutions to assist in resolving the global hunger problem.

Zero Hunger

Zero Hunger
Author: Walter Leal Filho,Anabela Marisa Azul,Luciana Brandli,Pinar Gökcin Özuyar,Tony Wall
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 990
Release: 2020-05-03
ISBN 10: 9783319956749
ISBN 13: 3319956744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zero Hunger Book Review:

The problems related to the process of industrialisation such as biodiversity depletion, climate change and a worsening of health and living conditions, especially but not only in developing countries, intensify. Therefore, there is an increasing need to search for integrated solutions to make development more sustainable. The United Nations has acknowledged the problem and approved the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. On 1st January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the Agenda officially came into force. These goals cover the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. The Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals comprehensively addresses the SDGs in an integrated way. It encompasses 17 volumes, each devoted to one of the 17 SDGs. This volume addresses SDG 2, namely "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture" and contains the description of a range of related terms, to allow for a better understanding and foster knowledge. Our planet produces enough food to feed everyone. Malnutrition and hunger are the result of inappropriate food production processes, bad governance and injustice. SDG 2 seeks to guarantee quality and nutritious food to ensure healthy life by adopting a holistic approach that involves various actions targeting different actors, technologies, policies and programs. These initiatives have to face challenges coming from extensive environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity and the interrelated effects of climate change. Concretely, the defined targets are: End hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round End all forms of malnutrition, including achieving the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality Maintain the genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and their related wild species, including through soundly managed and diversified seed and plant banks at the national, regional and international levels, and promote access to and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge, as internationally agreed Increase investment, including through enhanced international cooperation, in rural infrastructure, agricultural research and extension services, technology development and plant and livestock gene banks in order to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries, in particular least developed countries Correct and prevent trade restrictions and distortions in world agricultural markets, including through the parallel elimination of all forms of agricultural export subsidies and all export measures with equivalent effect, in accordance with the mandate of the Doha Development Round Adopt measures to ensure the proper functioning of food commodity markets and their derivatives and facilitate timely access to market information, including on food reserves, in order to help limit extreme food price volatility Editorial Board Datu Buyung Agusdinata, Mohammad Sadegh Allahyari, Usama Awan, Nerise Johnson, Paschal Arsein Mugabe, Vincent Onguso Oeba, Tony Wall/div

Hidden Hunger

Hidden Hunger
Author: Hans Konrad Biesalski
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2013-01-18
ISBN 10: 3642339506
ISBN 13: 9783642339509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hidden Hunger Book Review:

Hidden Hunger is an increasing problem even in developed countries, whose potential negative consequences on long-term health are often overlooked and underestimated. Chronic malnutrition is at the core of the global hunger challenge facing science, politics, and economics. In plain language and with moving examples, Hans K. Biesalski describes how hidden hunger affects human health long before malnutrition becomes obvious. Worldwide, over one third of deaths among children under 5 years of age is associated with malnutrition. As poverty is the main reason for hidden hunger, addressing this dire challenge requires long-term policies. Land grabbing and climate change seriously counteract a lot of efforts to overcome hidden hunger. This book is a highly impressive call to action. Investment in agriculture and in particular in small-scale farmers to improve subsistence farming are among the approaches suggested to reach a sustainable solution. The author is head of the department of biochemistry and nutrition and managing director of the Food Security Center at the University of Hohenheim, Germany. He is a member of numerous advisory and expert groups for the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition.

Forests and Food

Forests and Food
Author: Bhaskar Vira,Christoph Wildburger,Stephanie Mansourian
Publsiher: Open Book Publishers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-11-15
ISBN 10: 1783741937
ISBN 13: 9781783741939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forests and Food Book Review:

As population estimates for 2050 reach over 9 billion, issues of food security and nutrition have been dominating academic and policy debates. A total of 805 million people are undernourished worldwide and malnutrition affects nearly every country on the planet. Despite impressive productivity increases, there is growing evidence that conventional agricultural strategies fall short of eliminating global hunger, as well as having long-term ecological consequences. Forests can play an important role in complementing agricultural production to address the Sustainable Development Goals on zero hunger. Forests and trees can be managed to provide better and more nutritionally-balanced diets, greater control over food inputs—particularly during lean seasons and periods of vulnerability (especially for marginalised groups)—and deliver ecosystem services for crop production. However forests are undergoing a rapid process of degradation, a complex process that governments are struggling to reverse. This volume provides important evidence and insights about the potential of forests to reducing global hunger and malnutrition, exploring the different roles of landscapes, and the governance approaches that are required for the equitable delivery of these benefits. Forests and Food is essential reading for researchers, students, NGOs and government departments responsible for agriculture, forestry, food security and poverty alleviation around the globe.

The Quest to End World Hunger

The Quest to End World Hunger
Author: Kjelle Marylou
Publsiher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2014-06-10
ISBN 10: 1612286089
ISBN 13: 9781612286082
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quest to End World Hunger Book Review:

The Quest to End World Hunger explores the crisis of world hunger and the people and organizations that are working to eliminate the problem. This title also focuses on people who have been helped, the progress that has already been made and the challenges still left to be met. The young reader analyzes the stories and develops their own opinion of what can be done to solve the world hunger crisis. The book has been developed to address many of the Common Core specific goals, higher level thinking skills, and progressive learning strategies from informational texts for middle grade and junior high level students.

2015 Global Hunger Index

2015 Global Hunger Index
Author: von Grebmer, Klaus,Bernstein, Jill,de Waal, Alex,Prasai, Nilam,Yin, Sandra,Yohannes, Yisehac
Publsiher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Total Pages: 46
Release: 2015-10-12
ISBN 10: 0896299643
ISBN 13: 9780896299641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2015 Global Hunger Index Book Review:

The developing world has made progress in reducing hunger since 2000. The 2015 Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows that the level of hunger in developing countries as a group has fallen by 27 percent. Yet the state of hunger in the world remains serious. This marks the tenth year that IFPRI has assessed global hunger using this multidimensional measure. This report’s GHI scores are based on a new, improved formula that replaces the child underweight indicator of previous years with child stunting and child wasting. This change reflects the latest thinking on the most suitable indicators for child undernutrition, one of three dimensions of hunger reflected in the GHI formula. Across regions and countries, GHI scores vary considerably. Regionally, the highest GHI scores, and therefore the highest hunger levels, are still found in Africa south of the Sahara and South Asia. Despite achieving the largest absolute improvements since 2000, these two regions still suffer from serious levels of hunger. Levels of hunger are alarming or serious in 52 countries. Most of the eight countries with alarming GHI scores are in Africa south of the Sahara. While no countries are classified in the extremely alarming category this year, this high level of hunger could still exist. Due to insufficient data, 2015 GHI scores could not be calculated for places that recently suffered from high levels of hunger, including Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan. 2015 Global Hunger Index Interactive App: http://ghi.ifpri.org

The Roadmap to End Global Hunger

The Roadmap to End Global Hunger
Author: William Lambers
Publsiher: William Lambers
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2009-09
ISBN 10: 0979746418
ISBN 13: 9780979746413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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2014 Global Hunger Index

2014 Global Hunger Index
Author: Saltzman, Amy,Birol, Ekin,Wiesman, Doris,Prasai, Nilam,Yohannes, Yisehac,Menon, Purnima,Thompson, Jennifer
Publsiher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2014-10-13
ISBN 10: 0896299589
ISBN 13: 9780896299580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2014 Global Hunger Index Book Review:

With one more year before the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the 2014 Global Hunger Index report offers a multifaceted overview of global hunger that brings new insights to the global debate on where to focus efforts in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. The state of hunger in developing countries as a group has improved since 1990, falling by 39 percent, according to the 2014 GHI. Despite progress made, the level of hunger in the world is still “serious,” with 805 million people continuing to go hungry, according to estimates by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The global average obscures dramatic differences across regions and countries. Regionally, the highest GHI scores—and therefore the highest hunger levels—are in Africa south of the Sahara and South Asia, which have also experienced the greatest absolute improvements since 2005. South Asia saw the steepest absolute decline in GHI scores since 1990. Progress in addressing child underweight was the main factor behind the improved GHI score for the region since 1990.

Addressing Global Hunger

Addressing Global Hunger
Author: Marianella Herrera-Cuenca,Tatyana El-Kour
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN 10: 0128175265
ISBN 13: 9780128175262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Addressing Global Hunger Book Review:

Addressing Global Hunger: Lessons Learned from Syria and Venezuela offers an innovative tool for engaging in efforts against hunger and brings forward a hybrid approach for identifying mechanisms of how global hunger is established, identified, addressed and eradicated within personal and social constructs and values. As the global population continues to grow, the world is challenged with the evolving dynamics of food and nutrition sovereignty. In this deeply researched and vitally important book, the authors aim to bridge the global divide between research and practice to establish a contemporary perspective on tackling global hunger while applying knowledge learned. Uses multidisciplinary and integrated methods to explore the realities of hunger Features case studies, valuable syntheses of scattered material, and important topics of discussion and debate Provides a guide on how to differentiate correct vs. false information when it comes to specific topics

World hunger

World hunger
Author: Frances Moore Lappé
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 82
Release: 1982
ISBN 10: 9780935028003
ISBN 13: 0935028005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hunger and Learning

Hunger and Learning
Author: World Food Programme
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0804755337
ISBN 13: 9780804755337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hunger and Learning Book Review:

This report, planned to be released annually, is about working through the real-life choices and practical constraints that make it difficult to address hunger effectively. It is aimed at policy makers in developing and developed countries, and attempts to fill an important gap in existing reports on hunger. While other reports monitor trends towards international goals or serve primarily as advocacy tools, the World Hunger Series (WHS) focuses on practical strategies to achieve an end to hunger. It examines themes related to three types of risks—social and health; markets and trade; and political and environmental—that perpetuate hunger and stymie development. Each report in the new series will present state-of-the-art thinking on that year's theme, combined with an analysis of the practical challenges to implementing solutions. Based on this context, the reports will identify realistic steps to address hunger. This edition of the report examines the relationship between hunger and learning. It takes a long-term perspective: what happens at one stage of life affects later stages, and what happens in one generation affects the next. The Series has four parts. Part one, the Global Hunger Situation, surveys the current state of hunger in the world. Part two, Hunger and Learning, explores the two-way relationship between hunger and learning through the life cycle. Part three is an Agenda for Action, identifying concrete interventions to promote hunger reduction and learning. Finally, part four, a Resource Compendium, contains technical annexes and supporting data.

World Hunger

World Hunger
Author: Patricia L. Kutzner
Publsiher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
Total Pages: 359
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105001944367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Hunger Book Review:

Gives a broad overview of the many dimensions of world hunger, focusing specifically on the context of economic, social, political, and scientific contraints that affect global food security.

Overcoming World Hunger

Overcoming World Hunger
Author: United States. Presidential Commission on World Hunger
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 251
Release: 1980
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951003057234Z
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overcoming World Hunger Book Review:

Abstract: A report of the Presidential Commission on World Hunger concludes that U.S. efforts to alleviate hunger are necessary, both to national security and to global peace. The Commission's major recommendation is that the U.S. government make the elimination of world hunger the primary focus of its relations with developing countries; this entails a reordering of national priorities. An analysis of the causes and future implications of world hunger suggests that its elimination will require a combination of approaches and substantial resources. Strong American development-assistance activities, (both short- and long-term) are needed to achieve an adequate world food supply. Actions to improve the international economic setting and combat hunger involve trade, debt, corporate involvement, and world food security policies. Domestic hunger and malnutrition are also addressed. Nutrition surveillance, continued support of domestic food programs, and public education are recommended methods for overcoming hunger at home. (nm).

Research Opportunities Concerning the Causes and Consequences of Child Food Insecurity and Hunger

Research Opportunities Concerning the Causes and Consequences of Child Food Insecurity and Hunger
Author: Institute of Medicine,National Research Council,Food and Nutrition Board,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on National Statistics
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-12-23
ISBN 10: 0309292875
ISBN 13: 9780309292870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Opportunities Concerning the Causes and Consequences of Child Food Insecurity and Hunger Book Review:

Section 141 of The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 20101 provides funding for a research program on the causes and consequences of childhood hunger and food insecurity, and the characteristics of households with childhood hunger and food insecurity, with a particular focus on efforts to improve the knowledge base regarding contributing factors, geographic distribution, programmatic effectiveness, public health and medical costs, and consequences for child development, well-being, and educational attainment. The Economic Research Service and Food and Nutrition Service of the US Department of Agriculture conducted two outreach efforts to obtain input from the research community and other stakeholders to help focus on areas and methods with the greatest research potential. First, Food and Nutrition Service sought written comments to selected questions through publication of a Federal Register Notice. The second option was to convene a workshop under the auspices of the Committee on National Statistics of the National Research Council and the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine. Research Opportunities Concerning the Causes and Consequences of Child Food Insecurity and Hunger is the summary of that workshop, convened in Fall 2012 to examine research gaps and opportunities to advance understanding of the causes and consequences of child hunger in the United States. This report reviews the adequacy of current knowledge, identifies substantial research gaps, and considers data availability of economic, health, social, cultural, demographic, and other factors that contribute to childhood hunger or food insecurity. It also considers the geographic distribution of childhood hunger and food insecurity; the extent to which existing federal assistance programs reduce childhood hunger and food insecurity; childhood hunger and food insecurity persistence, and the extent to which it is due to gaps in program coverage; and the inability of potential participants to access programs, or the insufficiency of program benefits or services. Research Opportunities Concerning the Causes and Consequences of Child Food Insecurity and Hunger will be a resource to inform discussions about the public health and medical costs of childhood hunger and food insecurity through its focus on determinants of child food insecurity and hunger, individual, community, and policy responses to hunger, impacts of child food insecurity and hunger, and measurement and surveillance issues.

Forests and Food

Forests and Food
Author: Bhaskar Vira,Stephanie Mansourian,Christoph Wildburger
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-11-15
ISBN 10: 9781783741946
ISBN 13: 1783741945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forests and Food Book Review:

As population estimates for 2050 reach over 9 billion, issues of food security and nutrition have been dominating academic and policy debates. A total of 805 million people are undernourished worldwide and malnutrition affects nearly every country on the planet. Despite impressive productivity increases, there is growing evidence that conventional agricultural strategies fall short of eliminating global hunger, as well as having long-term ecological consequences. Forests can play an important role in complementing agricultural production to address the Sustainable Development Goals on zero hunger. Forests and trees can be managed to provide better and more nutritionally-balanced diets, greater control over food inputs - particularly during lean seasons and periods of vulnerability (especially for marginalised groups) - and deliver ecosystem services for crop production. However forests are undergoing a rapid process of degradation, a complex process that governments are struggling to reverse. This volume provides important evidence and insights about the potential of forests to reducing global hunger and malnutrition, exploring the different roles of landscapes, and the governance approaches that are required for the equitable delivery of these benefits. Forests and Food is essential reading for researchers, students, NGOs and government departments responsible for agriculture, forestry, food security and poverty alleviation around the globe.

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN 10: 9251315701
ISBN 13: 9789251315705
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019 Book Review:

This year’s report presents evidence that the absolute number of people who suffer from hunger continues to slowly increase. The report also highlights that food insecurity is more than just hunger. For the first time, the report provides evidence that many people in the world, even if not hungry, experience moderate food insecurity as they face uncertainties about their ability to obtain food and are forced to compromise on the quality and/or quantity of the food they consume. This phenomenon is observed globally, not only in low- and middle-income countries but also in high income countries. The report also shows that the world is not on track to meet global nutrition targets, including those on low birthweight and on reducing stunting among children under five years. Moreover, overweight and obesity continue to increase in all regions, particularly among school-age children and adults. The report stresses that no region is exempt from the epidemic of overweight and obesity, underscoring the necessity of multifaceted, multisectoral approaches to halt and reverse these worrying trends. In light of the fragile state of the world economy, the report presents new evidence confirming that hunger has been on the rise for many countries where the economy has slowed down or contracted. Unpacking the links between economic slowdowns and downturns and food insecurity and malnutrition, the report contends that the effects of the former on the latter can only be offset by addressing the root causes of hunger and malnutrition: poverty, inequality and marginalization.

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ,International Fund for Agricultural Development,World Food Programme,World Health Organization,The United Nations Children's Fund
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-07-01
ISBN 10: 925132901X
ISBN 13: 9789251329016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 Book Review:

Updates for many countries have made it possible to estimate hunger in the world with greater accuracy this year. In particular, newly accessible data enabled the revision of the entire series of undernourishment estimates for China back to 2000, resulting in a substantial downward shift of the series of the number of undernourished in the world. Nevertheless, the revision confirms the trend reported in past editions: the number of people affected by hunger globally has been slowly on the rise since 2014. The report also shows that the burden of malnutrition in all its forms continues to be a challenge. There has been some progress for child stunting, low birthweight and exclusive breastfeeding, but at a pace that is still too slow. Childhood overweight is not improving and adult obesity is on the rise in all regions. The report complements the usual assessment of food security and nutrition with projections of what the world may look like in 2030, if trends of the last decade continue. Projections show that the world is not on track to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and, despite some progress, most indicators are also not on track to meet global nutrition targets. The food security and nutritional status of the most vulnerable population groups is likely to deteriorate further due to the health and socio economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report puts a spotlight on diet quality as a critical link between food security and nutrition. Meeting SDG 2 targets will only be possible if people have enough food to eat and if what they are eating is nutritious and affordable. The report also introduces new analysis of the cost and affordability of healthy diets around the world, by region and in different development contexts. It presents valuations of the health and climate-change costs associated with current food consumption patterns, as well as the potential cost savings if food consumption patterns were to shift towards healthy diets that include sustainability considerations. The report then concludes with a discussion of the policies and strategies to transform food systems to ensure affordable healthy diets, as part of the required efforts to end both hunger and all forms of malnutrition.

The Global Hunger Crisis

The Global Hunger Crisis
Author: Majda Bne Saad
Publsiher: Pluto Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-03-05
ISBN 10: 9780745330679
ISBN 13: 0745330673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Global Hunger Crisis Book Review:

Millions across the world face the daily challenge to find enough food to survive. Hunger is on the rise globally with more than 1.2 billion people suffering from food insecurity. Rising prices are further restricting food access.In this deeply informative study, Majda Bne Saad identifies the causes for global hunger embedded in the current global political and economic system and highlights the key challenges facing low income food deficit countries. She shows how Western countries share the blame for global hunger through their support for subsidies to agricultural production and biofuels, which have created new challenges to food security worldwide. Bne Saad argues that, as world population rises from 6.7 billion to 9.2 billion by 2050, there needs to be a "second green revolution" to grow more food. She looks at the factors constraining low-income nations from achieving food security and considers policies which could generate income and enhance individual entitlement to food.

Ethics Hunger and Globalization

Ethics  Hunger and Globalization
Author: Per Pinstrup-Andersen,Peter Sandøe
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2007-07-20
ISBN 10: 1402061315
ISBN 13: 9781402061318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics Hunger and Globalization Book Review:

This unique book adds an ethics dimension to the debate and research about poverty, hunger, and globalization. Scholars and practitioners from several disciplines discuss what action is needed for ethics to play a bigger role in reducing poverty and hunger within the context of globalization. The book concludes that much of the rhetoric is not followed up with appropriate action, and discusses the role of ethics in attempts to match action with rhetoric.

Hunger and Markets

Hunger and Markets
Author: World Food Programme
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 184407837X
ISBN 13: 9781844078370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hunger and Markets Book Review:

This volume analyzes the workings of markets in order to identify the sources of market failures in addressing hunger and malnutrition, and to highlight the ways in which they can be improved. It sets out the ways in which programme design and policy formulation can build on the strength of markets to prevent negative effects.