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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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Food Production and Nature Conservation: Conflicts and Solutions

Food Production and Nature Conservation: Conflicts and Solutions

1st Edition

Iain J. Gordon, Herbert H.T. Prins, Geoff R. Squire
November 29, 2016

Feeding the world's growing human population is increasingly challenging, especially as more people adopt a western diet and lifestyle. Doing so without causing damage to nature poses an even greater challenge. This book argues that in order to create a sustainable food supply whilst conserving...

Forgotten Agricultural Heritage: Reconnecting food systems and sustainable development

Forgotten Agricultural Heritage: Reconnecting food systems and sustainable development

1st Edition

Parviz Koohafkan, Miguel A. Altieri
November 10, 2016

Contemporary agriculture is often criticized for its industrial scale, adverse effects on nutrition, rural employment and the environment, and its disconnectedness from nature and culture. Yet there are many examples of traditional smaller scale systems that have survived the test of time and...

The Sociology of Food and Agriculture

The Sociology of Food and Agriculture

2nd Edition

Michael Carolan
February 10, 2016

In this second edition of The Sociology of Food and Agriculture, students are provided with a substantially revised and updated introductory text to this emergent field. The book begins with the recent development of agriculture under capitalism and neo-liberal regimes, and the transformation of...

Food Security, Gender and Resilience: Improving Smallholder and Subsistence Farming

Food Security, Gender and Resilience: Improving Smallholder and Subsistence Farming

1st Edition

Leigh Brownhill, Esther Njuguna, Kimberly L. Bothi, Bernard Pelletier, Lutta Muhammad, Gordon M. Hickey
February 04, 2016

Through the integration of gender analysis into resilience thinking, this book shares field-based research insights from a collaborative, integrated project aimed at improving food security in subsistence and smallholder agricultural systems. The scope of the book is both local and...

Agricultural Markets Instability: Revisiting the Recent Food Crises

Agricultural Markets Instability: Revisiting the Recent Food Crises

1st Edition

Alberto Garrido, Bernhard Brümmer, Robert M'Barek, Miranda P. M. Meuwissen, Cristian Morales-Opazo
February 01, 2016

Since the financial and food price crises of 2007, market instability has been a topic of major concern to agricultural economists and policy professionals. This volume provides an overview of the key issues surrounding food prices volatility, focusing primarily on drivers, long-term...

The Neoliberal Regime in the Agri-Food Sector: Crisis, Resilience, and Restructuring

The Neoliberal Regime in the Agri-Food Sector: Crisis, Resilience, and Restructuring

1st Edition

Steven Wolf, Alessandro Bonanno
January 06, 2016

For the last three decades, the Neoliberal regime, emphasising economic growth through deregulation, market integration, expansion of the private sector, and contraction of the welfare state has shaped production and consumption processes in agriculture and food. These institutional arrangements...

Cities and Agriculture: Developing Resilient Urban Food Systems

Cities and Agriculture: Developing Resilient Urban Food Systems

1st Edition

Henk de Zeeuw, Pay Drechsel
September 28, 2015

As people increasingly migrate to urban settings and more than half of the world's population now lives in cities, it is vital to plan and provide for sustainable and resilient food systems which reflect this challenge. This volume presents experience and evidence-based "state of the art" chapters...

Sustainable Food Systems: Building a New Paradigm

Sustainable Food Systems: Building a New Paradigm

1st Edition

Terry Marsden, Adrian Morley
May 27, 2015

In response to the challenges of a growing population and food security, there is an urgent need to construct a new agri-food sustainability paradigm. This book brings together an integrated range of key social science insights exploring the contributions and interventions necessary to build this...

Depolarizing Food and Agriculture: An Economic Approach

Depolarizing Food and Agriculture: An Economic Approach

1st Edition

Andrew Barkley, Paul W. Barkley
October 23, 2014

Many issues in food and agriculture are portrayed as increasingly polarized. These include industrial vs. sustainable agriculture, conventional vs. organic production methods, and global vs. local food sourcing, to name only three. This book addresses the origins, validity, consequences, and...

Food Security, Food Prices and Climate Variability

Food Security, Food Prices and Climate Variability

1st Edition

Molly E. Brown
May 30, 2014

The agriculture system is under pressure to increase production every year as global population expands and more people move from a diet mostly made up of grains, to one with more meat, dairy and processed foods. This book uses a decade of primary research to examine how weather and...

Food Systems Failure: The Global Food Crisis and the Future of Agriculture

Food Systems Failure: The Global Food Crisis and the Future of Agriculture

1st Edition

Christopher Rosin, Paul Stock, Hugh Campbell
November 26, 2013

This book provides a critical assessment of the contemporary global food system in light of the heightening food crisis, as evidence of its failure to achieve food security for the world's population. A key aspect of this failure is identified in the neoliberal strategies which emphasize industrial...

Agricultural Supply Chains and the Challenge of Price Risk

Agricultural Supply Chains and the Challenge of Price Risk

1st Edition

John Williams
November 22, 2013

This book discusses the issues of integration within food and fibre supply chains and the challenges in managing price risk. The problems of integration and price risk are interwoven in agricultural supply chains with production and supply risk as well as hoarding. However, without supply...

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