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]).
Globalisation and Livelihood Transformations in the Indonesian Seaweed Industry
University Engagement with Farming Communities in Africa Community Action Research Platforms
Peasants, Capitalism, and Imperialism in an Age of Politico-Ecological Crisis
Sustainable Apple Breeding and Cultivation in Germany Commons-Based Agriculture and Social-Ecological Resilience
Deep Agroecology and the Homeric Epics Global Cultural Reforms for a Natural-Systems Agriculture
By Zannie Langford
December 18, 2023
This book explores the rapidly changing seaweed industry in Indonesia, the largest global producer of carrageenan-bearing seaweeds. Seaweed production in Indonesia has grown exponentially over the last twenty years, and rural communities across the country have embraced this new livelihood ...
By Anthony Egeru, Megan Lindow, Kay Muir Leresche
December 01, 2023
This book explains and explores how collaborations can be built and strengthened between African universities and farming communities to address real-world contemporary challenges. The book focuses on Community Action Research Platforms, an approach that has successfully enabled African ...
By Mark Tilzey, Fraser Sugden
September 27, 2023
This book utilises a new theoretical approach to understand the dynamics of the peasantry, and peasant resistance, in relation to capitalism, state, class, and imperialism in the global South. In this companion volume to Peasants, Capitalism, and the Work of Eric R. Wolf, the authors further ...
By Zeba Khan, Durre Shahwar, Yasmin Heikal
September 26, 2023
With the rapid increase in the global population and changing climatic impacts on agriculture, this book demonstrates how genome editing will be an indispensable technique to overcome ongoing and prospective agricultural challenges. This book examines the role of genome editing in improving crop ...
By Irene Antonopoulos, Matt Bell, Aleksandra Čavoški, Ludivine Petetin
September 25, 2023
This book provides a multidisciplinary analysis of the impact of Brexit on British agriculture and associated areas, discussing the Common Agricultural Policy and the Agriculture Act 2020. The Brexit referendum provoked new debates and questions over the future of agriculture in Britain and the ...
By Mark Tilzey, Fraser Sugden, David Seddon
August 30, 2023
Fifty years after the publication of Eric Wolf’s celebrated Peasant Wars of the Twentieth Century, and forty years after the publication of his path-breaking Europe and the People Without History, this book offers a much-needed critical assessment and update of Wolf’s contribution to the study of ...
By Martin Caraher, Sinéad Furey, Rebecca Wells
July 24, 2023
This book provides an introduction to food policy in the United Kingdom, examining policy development, implementation, influences and current issues. The book begins by providing a wide-ranging introduction to food policy in the UK, situating it within wider global debates and establishing key ...
By Felipe Roa-Clavijo
May 31, 2023
This book explores food provisioning in Colombia by examining the role and impact of the agrarian negotiations which took place in the aftermath of the 2013–2014 national strikes. Most of the research in the field of agrarian studies in Colombia has focused on inequalities in land distribution, ...
By Hendrik Wolter
March 20, 2023
Applying a socio-ecological framework, this book explores how the innovative approach of commons-based organic apple breeding can contribute to sustainability in agricultural and food systems more widely. As fruit breeding and cultivation systems are confronted with a range of sustainability ...
By John W. Head
January 09, 2023
Drawing on the Homeric epics, this multidisciplinary work reveals the cultural transformations which need to take place in order to transition from today’s modern extractive agricultural system to a sustainable natural‐systems agriculture. In order to provide an imaginative foundation on ...
By Terri R. Jett
January 09, 2023
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...
By Jasmeet Kour, Vishal Sharma, Imtiyaz Khanday
November 18, 2022
This book reviews a wide-range of genetically modified (GM) crops to understand how they are produced, the impacts on the agricultural industry, and their potential for improving food security. The production of GM crops has now become an invaluable asset in the agricultural toolbox. With a ...