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Earthscan Food and Agriculture: Earthscan Food and Agriculture


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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]).

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Fighting for Farming Justice Diversity, Food Access and the USDA

Fighting for Farming Justice Diversity, Food Access and the USDA

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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...

Agri-environmental Governance as an Assemblage Multiplicity, Power, and Transformation

Agri-environmental Governance as an Assemblage Multiplicity, Power, and Transformation

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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 ...

Farmers' Cooperatives and Sustainable Food Systems in Europe

Farmers' Cooperatives and Sustainable Food Systems in Europe

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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' ...

Deep Agroecology and the Homeric Epics Global Cultural Reforms for a Natural-Systems Agriculture

Deep Agroecology and the Homeric Epics Global Cultural Reforms for a Natural-Systems Agriculture

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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 ...

Governing Sustainable Seafood

Governing Sustainable Seafood

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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...

The Good Farmer Culture and Identity in Food and Agriculture

The Good Farmer Culture and Identity in Food and Agriculture

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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....

Environmental Justice and Soy Agribusiness

Environmental Justice and Soy Agribusiness

1st Edition

Robert Hafner
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 ...

The Commons, Plant Breeding and Agricultural Research Challenges for Food Security and Agrobiodiversity

The Commons, Plant Breeding and Agricultural Research Challenges for Food Security and Agrobiodiversity

1st Edition

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...

Home Gardens for Improved Food Security and Livelihoods

Home Gardens for Improved Food Security and Livelihoods

1st Edition

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 ...

Food Security Policy, Evaluation and Impact Assessment

Food Security Policy, Evaluation and Impact Assessment

1st Edition

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 ...

Farming Systems and Food Security in Africa Priorities for Science and Policy Under Global Change

Farming Systems and Food Security in Africa Priorities for Science and Policy Under Global Change

1st Edition

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 ...

Transforming Agriculture in Southern Africa Constraints, Technologies, Policies and Processes

Transforming Agriculture in Southern Africa Constraints, Technologies, Policies and Processes

1st Edition

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 ...

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