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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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Agricultural Development and Sustainable Intensification: Technology and Policy Challenges in the Face of Climate Change

Agricultural Development and Sustainable Intensification: Technology and Policy Challenges in the Face of Climate Change

1st Edition

Udaya Sekhar Nagothu
May 03, 2018

Sustainable Intensification (SI) has recently emerged as a key concept for agricultural development, recognising that yields must increase to feed a growing world population, but it must be achieved without damage to the environment, on finite land resources and while preserving social and...

Environmental Justice and Soy Agribusiness

Environmental Justice and Soy Agribusiness

1st Edition

Robert Hafner
April 17, 2018

Environmental justice research and activism predominantly focus on openly conflictive situations; claims making is central. However, situations of injustice can still occur even if there is no overt conflict. Environmental Justice and Soy Agribusiness fills this gap by applying an...

The Commons, Plant Breeding and Agricultural Research: Challenges for Food Security and Agrobiodiversity

The Commons, Plant Breeding and Agricultural Research: Challenges for Food Security and Agrobiodiversity

1st Edition

Fabien Girard, Christine Frison
March 19, 2018

The joint challenges of population increase, food security and conservation of agrobiodiversity demand a rethink of plant breeding and agricultural research from a different perspective. While more food is undeniably needed, the key question is rather about how to produce it in a way...

Agri-environmental Governance as an Assemblage: Multiplicity, Power, and Transformation

Agri-environmental Governance as an Assemblage: Multiplicity, Power, and Transformation

1st Edition

Jérémie Forney, Chris Rosin, Hugh Campbell
March 13, 2018

In recent decades, the governance of the environment in agri-food systems has emerged as a crucial challenge. A multiplicity of actors have been enrolled in this process, with the private sector and civil society progressively becoming key components in a global context often described as...

Food Policy in the United States: An Introduction

Food Policy in the United States: An Introduction

2nd Edition

Parke Wilde
March 05, 2018

This new edition offers a timely update to the leading textbook dedicated to all aspects of U.S. food policy. The update accounts for experience with policy changes in the 2014 Farm Bill and prospects for the next Farm Bill, the publication of the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans,...

The Meat Crisis: Developing more Sustainable and Ethical Production and Consumption

The Meat Crisis: Developing more Sustainable and Ethical Production and Consumption

2nd Edition

Joyce D'Silva, John Webster
August 18, 2017

Meat and dairy production and consumption are in crisis. Globally, 70 billion farm animals are used for food production every year. It is well accepted that livestock production is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)...

Agribusiness and the Neoliberal Food System in Brazil: Frontiers and Fissures of Agro-neoliberalism

Agribusiness and the Neoliberal Food System in Brazil: Frontiers and Fissures of Agro-neoliberalism

1st Edition

Antonio Augusto Rossotto Ioris
August 07, 2017

Due to new production areas and persistent productivity gains, Brazil has consolidated its position as a global leader and even as a ‘model’ of commercial, integrated crop production. The country is now seen as an agricultural powerhouse that has a lot to offer in terms of reducing the prospect of...

Seasonal Workers in Mediterranean Agriculture: The Social Costs of Eating Fresh

Seasonal Workers in Mediterranean Agriculture: The Social Costs of Eating Fresh

1st Edition

Jörg Gertel, Sarah Ruth Sippel
May 25, 2017

Over the last three decades there has been a rapid expansion of intensive production of fresh fruit and vegetables in the Mediterranean regions of south and west Europe. Much of this depends on migrating workers for seasonal labour, including from Eastern Europe, North Africa and Latin America....

Food, Agriculture and Social Change: The Everyday Vitality of Latin America

Food, Agriculture and Social Change: The Everyday Vitality of Latin America

1st Edition

Stephen Sherwood, Alberto Arce, Myriam Paredes
May 11, 2017

In recent years, food studies scholarship has tended to focus on a number of increasingly abstract, largely unquestioned concepts with regard to how capital, markets and states organize and operate. This has led to a gulf between public policy and people’s realities with food as experienced in...

Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing World: Challenges and Opportunities

Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing World: Challenges and Opportunities

1st Edition

Prabhu Pingali, Gershon Feder
May 09, 2017

Rapid structural transformation and urbanization are transforming agriculture and food production in rural areas across the world. This textbook provides a comprehensive review and assessment of the multi-faceted nature of  agriculture and rural development, particularly in the developing...

Food Security, Agricultural Policies and Economic Growth: Long-term Dynamics in the Past, Present and Future

Food Security, Agricultural Policies and Economic Growth: Long-term Dynamics in the Past, Present and Future

1st Edition

Niek Koning
April 26, 2017

Using a political-economic approach supplemented with insights from human ecology, this volume analyzes the long-term dynamics of food security and economic growth. The book begins by discussing the nature of preindustrial food crises and the changes that have occurred...

Plantation Crops, Plunder and Power: Evolution and exploitation

Plantation Crops, Plunder and Power: Evolution and exploitation

1st Edition

James F. Hancock
March 08, 2017

Over the last five centuries, plantation crops have represented the best and worst of industrialized agriculture – "best" through their agronomic productivity and global commercial success, and "worst" as examples of exploitative colonialism, conflict and ill-treatment of workers. This book traces...

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