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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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Reclaiming Food Security

Reclaiming Food Security

1st Edition

Michael S. Carolan
April 10, 2013

In this challenging work, the author argues that the goal of any food system should not simply be to provide the cheapest calories possible. A secure food system is one that affords people and nations – in both the present and future – the capabilities to prosper and lead long, happy, and healthy...

Principles of Sustainable Aquaculture: Promoting Social, Economic and Environmental Resilience

Principles of Sustainable Aquaculture: Promoting Social, Economic and Environmental Resilience

1st Edition

Stuart W. Bunting
December 11, 2012

Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms, principally fish, molluscs, crustaceans and marine algae. It has seen phenomenal worldwide growth in the past fifty years and many people view it as the best solution for the provision of high quality protein to feed the world's growing population,...

The Politics of Land and Food Scarcity

The Politics of Land and Food Scarcity

1st Edition

Paolo De Castro, Felice Adinolfi, Fabian Capitanio, Salvatore Di Falco, Angelo Di Mambro
October 22, 2012

In recent years the issue of food security has become centre stage in the global agenda. Since the 2007/8 food price crisis, a number of works have been published on the topic, addressed from various perspectives: economic, social and cultural, environmental, agronomic and...

Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihoods

Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihoods

1st Edition

Niels Halberg, Adrian Muller
August 09, 2012

This book provides a timely analysis and assessment of the potential of organic agriculture (OA) for rural development and the improvement of livelihoods. It focuses on smallholders in developing countries and in countries of economic transition, but there is also coverage of and comparisons with...

Competition and Efficiency in International Food Supply Chains: Improving Food Security

Competition and Efficiency in International Food Supply Chains: Improving Food Security

1st Edition

John Williams
June 14, 2012

Why have food crises seemingly become more frequent in recent years, compared to the last few decades? This book examines an array of different issues and distortions that are causing food supply chain dysfunction in many countries, particularly for staple non-perishable foods such as grains,...

Understanding the Common Agricultural Policy

Understanding the Common Agricultural Policy

1st Edition

Berkeley Hill
November 21, 2011

The majority of recent publications on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the European Union address current issues and specific applications. There is little available which attempts to increase understanding of the nature of existing policies, their development, intentions, problems and...

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