Bringing together contributions from experts around the world, this series includes a wide-ranging body of titles which cover all aspects of food and agriculture. From practical advice for advanced techniques in farming to research into the implications of climate change on food security, the books are written from various disciplinary perspectives to provide insight into ways in which the world can meet the challenges of food provision in the most efficient, economic, just, environmentally sustainable and ultimately successful way.
Farming Systems and Food Security in Africa: Priorities for Science and Policy Under Global Change
Transforming Agriculture in Southern Africa: Constraints, Technologies, Policies and Processes
Contract Farming and the Development of Smallholder Agricultural Businesses: Improving markets and value chains in Tanzania
Gender, Agriculture and Agrarian Transformations: Changing Relations in Africa, Latin America and Asia
Environmental Justice and Farm Labor
John Dixon, Dennis P. Garrity, Jean-Marc Boffa, Timothy O. Williams, Tilahun Amede, Christopher Auricht, Rosemary Lott, George Mburathi
December 20, 2019
Knowledge of Africa’s complex farming systems, set in their socio-economic and environmental context, is an essential ingredient to developing effective strategies for improving food and nutrition security. This book systematically and comprehensively describes the characteristics, trends, drivers...
Richard A. Sikora, Eugene R. Terry, Paul L.G. Vlek, Joyce Chitja
December 20, 2019
This book provides a synthesis of the key issues and challenges facing agriculture and food production in Southern Africa. Southern Africa is facing numerous challenges from diverse issues such as agricultural transformations, growing populations, urbanization and climate change. These challenges...
Sheryl. L. Hendriks
December 03, 2019
This book offers an essential, comprehensive, yet accessible reference of contemporary food security discourse and guides readers through the steps required for food security analysis. Food insecurity is a major obstacle to development and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. It is a...
Alessandro Bonanno, Steven A. Wolf
August 19, 2019
This volume explores the contents, forms, and actors that characterize current opposition to the corporate neoliberal agri-food regime. Designed to generate a coherent, informed and updated analysis of resistance in agri-food, empirical and theoretical contributions analyze the relationship between...
Joseph A. Kuzilwa, Niels Fold, Arne Henningsen, Marianne Nylandsted Larsen
August 08, 2019
Contract farming has received renewed attention recently as developing economies try to grapple with how to transform the agricultural sector and its associated value chains. This book examines different contract arrangements for selected crops, applying both qualitative and quantitative approaches...
Elisabeth Simelton, Madelene Ostwald
July 22, 2019
This book presents contemporary case studies of land use, management practices, and innovation in Africa with a view to exploring how multifunctional land uses can alleviate food insecurity and poverty. Food security and livelihoods in Africa face multiple challenges in the form of feeding a...
Alessandro Bonanno, Kae Sekine, Hart N. Feuer
June 27, 2019
This book addresses the relevance of geographical indication (GI) as a tool for local and socio-economic development and democratization of agri-food, with case studies from Asia, Europe and the Americas. A geographical indication is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin...
John W. Head
June 25, 2019
This book examines global environmental governance and how legal, institutional, and conceptual reform can facilitate a transformation to a new ‘natural-systems’ form of agriculture. Profound global climate disruption makes it essential that we replace our current agricultural system – described...
Carolyn E. Sachs
June 04, 2019
This book presents research from across the globe on how gender relationships in agriculture are changing. In many regions of the world, agricultural transformations are occurring through increased commodification, new value-chains, technological innovations introduced by CGIAR and other...
Terence J. Centner
March 21, 2019
This book addresses the production practices employed in the production of food animals and animal products that enable marketers to sell a variety of products to meet consumer demand. Food animal production practices have come under increased scrutiny by consumers who object to inputs and...
March 05, 2019
This book reviews the Green Revolution, starting with its inception and development from the 1940s to the 1970s, and leading to what is commonly referred to as a second Green Revolution in the 2000s. Building on the historical assessment, it draws insights for contemporary policy debates and...
Rebecca E. Berkey
February 04, 2019
Utilizing a model derived from literature on environmental justice overlaid with multiple scales of agriculture, Environmental Justice and Farm Labor provides key insights about laborers in agriculture in the United States. It addresses three main topics: (1) justice-related issues...