The Politics of Land and Food Scarcity

1st Edition

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

Routledge
Published October 22, 2012
Reference - 168 Pages - 15 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415638241 - CAT# Y140157
Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

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Summary

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 climate change. Very rarely is there a comprehensive approach, which also includes the crucial issue of politics. 

Through a multidisciplinary approach, this book provides an overview of the new global challenges connected with land, food supply and agriculture. It also contributes to engagement in a new global food policy, through a political analysis of land and food scarcity, including 'land grabs' by affluent countries in poorer nations. It does not simply raise the debate; rather it aspires to move forward the debate that has started with the G20 meetings. It discusses how national governments, local agricultural policies and supranational entities are facing the new scenario of feeding a growing population when land resources are limited and subject to competing claims.

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