This series includes a wide range of inter-disciplinary approaches to food and agriculture, integrating perspectives from both social and natural sciences. It includes textbooks, research monographs and titles aimed at professionals, NGOs and policy-makers. Authors or editors of potential new titles should contact Hannah Ferguson, Editor ([email protected]).
Agri-environmental Governance as an Assemblage Multiplicity, Power, and Transformation
Governing Sustainable Seafood
Environmental Justice and Soy Agribusiness
Farming Systems and Food Security in Africa Priorities for Science and Policy Under Global Change
Terri R. Jett
January 01, 2021
This book provides a detailed discussion of four class-action discrimination cases that have recently been settled within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and have led to a change in the way in which the USDA supports farmers from diverse backgrounds. These settlements shed light...
Jérémie Forney, Chris Rosin, Hugh Campbell
December 18, 2020
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 ...
Raquel Ajates Gonzalez
December 18, 2020
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' ...
John W. Head
December 16, 2020
Drawing on the Homeric epics, this multidisciplinary work focuses on the cultural transformations which need to take place in order to transition from today’s a modern extractive agriculture to a sustainable natural‐systems agriculture. In order to provide an imaginative foundation on which to ...
Simon R. Bush, Peter Oosterveer
September 30, 2020
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...
Rob J.F. Burton, Jérémie Forney, Paul Stock, Lee-Ann Sutherland
September 14, 2020
Developed by leading authors in the field, this book offers a cohesive and definitive theorisation of the concept of the 'good farmer', integrating historical analysis, critique of contemporary applications of good farming concepts, and new case studies, providing a springboard for future research....
July 31, 2020
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 ...
Fabien Girard, Christine Frison
July 31, 2020
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...
D. Hashini Galhena Dissanayake, Karimbhai M. Maredia
July 06, 2020
Home Gardens for Improved Food Security and Livelihoods demonstrates how home gardens hold particular significance for resource-poor and marginalized communities in developing countries, and how they offer a versatile strategy toward building local and more resilient food systems. With food and ...
Sheryl. L. Hendriks
December 24, 2019
This book offers an essential, comprehensive, yet accessible reference of contemporary food security discourse and guides readers through the steps required for food security analysis. Food insecurity is a major obstacle to development and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. It is a ...
John Dixon, Dennis P. Garrity, Jean-Marc Boffa, Timothy O. Williams, Tilahun Amede, Christopher Auricht, Rosemary Lott, George Mburathi
December 18, 2019
Knowledge of Africa’s complex farming systems, set in their socio-economic and environmental context, is an essential ingredient to developing effective strategies for improving food and nutrition security. This book systematically and comprehensively describes the characteristics, trends, drivers ...
Richard A. Sikora, Eugene R. Terry, Paul L.G. Vlek, Joyce Chitja
December 18, 2019
This book provides a synthesis of the key issues and challenges facing agriculture and food production in Southern Africa. Southern Africa is facing numerous challenges from diverse issues such as agricultural transformations, growing populations, urbanization and climate change. These challenges ...