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Earthscan Food and Agriculture: Earthscan Food and Agriculture


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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.

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Governing Sustainable Seafood

Governing Sustainable Seafood

1st Edition

Simon R. Bush, Peter Oosterveer
January 23, 2019

Taking a social science approach, this book explores the governance of sustainable seafood, which is fundamental to food and nutrition security as well as being an important source of income and employment in many regions. Due to the importance of protein and other fishery and aquaculture...

Climate Change and Agricultural Development: Improving Resilience through Climate Smart Agriculture, Agroecology and Conservation

Climate Change and Agricultural Development: Improving Resilience through Climate Smart Agriculture, Agroecology and Conservation

1st Edition

Udaya Sekhar Nagothu
January 17, 2019

Two of the greatest current challenges are climate change (and variability) and food security. Feeding nine billion people by 2050 will require major efforts aimed at climate change adaptation and mitigation. One approach to agriculture has recently been captured by the widely adopted...

International Law and Agroecological Husbandry: Building legal foundations for a new agriculture

International Law and Agroecological Husbandry: Building legal foundations for a new agriculture

1st Edition

John W. Head
January 08, 2019

Remarkable advances are being made in life science and agricultural research to reform the methods of food production, particularly with regard to staple grain and legume crops, in ways that will better reflect ecological realities. However, advances in science may be insufficient to...

Redesigning the Global Seed Commons: Law and Policy for Agrobiodiversity and Food Security

Redesigning the Global Seed Commons: Law and Policy for Agrobiodiversity and Food Security

1st Edition

Christine Frison
November 16, 2018

There is much current controversy over whether the rights to seeds or plant genetic resources should be owned by the private sector or be common property. This book addresses the legal and policy aspects of the multilateral seed management regime. First, it studies in detail the International...

Farming, Food and Nature: Respecting Animals, People and the Environment

Farming, Food and Nature: Respecting Animals, People and the Environment

1st Edition

Joyce D'Silva, Carol McKenna
October 29, 2018

Livestock production and its use of finite resources is devastating biodiversity and pushing wildlife to the brink of extinction. This powerful book examines the massive global impact caused by intensive livestock production and then explores solutions, ranging from moving to agroecological farming...

Organic Food and Farming in China: Top-down and Bottom-up Ecological Initiatives

Organic Food and Farming in China: Top-down and Bottom-up Ecological Initiatives

1st Edition

Steffanie Scott, Zhenzhong Si, Theresa Schumilas, Aijuan Chen
September 19, 2018

Despite reports of food safety and quality scandals, China has a rapidly expanding organic agriculture and food sector, and there is a revolution in ecological food and ethical eating in China’s cities. This book shows how a set of social, economic, cultural, and environmental conditions have...

The Financialization of Agri-Food Systems: Contested Transformations

The Financialization of Agri-Food Systems: Contested Transformations

1st Edition

Hilde Bjorkhaug, André Magnan, Geoffrey Lawrence
September 05, 2018

Financialization is the increased influence of financial actors and logics on social and economic life, and is one of the key drivers transforming food systems and rural economies around the world. The premise of this book is that the actions of financial actors, and their financial logics, are...

Precision Agriculture for Sustainability and Environmental Protection

Precision Agriculture for Sustainability and Environmental Protection

1st Edition

Margaret Oliver, Thomas Bishop, Ben Marchant
August 14, 2018

Precision agriculture (PA) involves the application of technologies and agronomic principles to manage spatial and temporal variation associated with all aspects of agricultural production in order to improve crop performance and environmental quality. The focus of this book is to introduce a...

Contested Sustainability Discourses in the Agrifood System

Contested Sustainability Discourses in the Agrifood System

1st Edition

Douglas H. Constance, Jason T. Konefal, Maki Hatanaka
July 03, 2018

The industrial agrifood system is in crisis regarding its negative ecological, economic, and social externalities: it is unsustainable on all dimensions. This book documents and engages competing visions and contested discourses of agrifood sustainability.  Using an incremental/reformist to...

The New Peasantries: Rural Development in Times of Globalization

The New Peasantries: Rural Development in Times of Globalization

2nd Edition

Jan Douwe van der Ploeg
June 14, 2018

When first published in 2008, The New Peasantries revolutionized our ways of thinking of what constitutes the peasantry and repeasantization. It showed how a new era of empire and globalization was creating new forms of peasantry. This new edition is thoroughly revised, with a reorganization of...

Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture: Greening the World's Food Economy

Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture: Greening the World's Food Economy

1st Edition

Jules Pretty, Zareen Pervez Bharucha
June 12, 2018

Sustainable intensification (SI) has emerged in recent years as a powerful new conceptualisation of agricultural sustainability and has been widely adopted in policy circles and debates. It is defined as a process or system where yields are increased without adverse environmental impact and without...

Farmers' Cooperatives and Sustainable Food Systems in Europe

Farmers' Cooperatives and Sustainable Food Systems in Europe

1st Edition

Raquel Ajates Gonzalez
June 12, 2018

Farmers' cooperatives are very prevalent in the European Union, where they account for approximately half of agricultural trade and thus are key to articulating rural realities and in shaping the sustainability credentials of European food and farming. This book analyses to what extent farmers'...

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