The individual & institutional capacities required for the prevention & reduction of nutritional insecurity & hunger in lesser-developed countries as the twenty-first century approaches are identified in this book. Essays champion the idea of increasing, or scaling up, grass roots operations to provide nutritional security, while scaling down the efforts of national & international institutions. Scaling up involves strengthening local capacities to improve & expand upon current successful programs by building upon existing local culture & organizations. This, in turn, enables the programs to strengthen relationships with national governments, international bilateral/multilateral donors, as well as non-governmental organizations. Scaling down concerns the ways & means by which these various organizations encourage & complement the local development.Marchione, Thomas J. is the author of 'Scaling Up, Scaling Down Overcoming Malnutrition in Developing Countries', published 1999 under ISBN 9789057005473 and ISBN 9057005476.