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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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The Politics of Food Provisioning in Colombia Agrarian Movements and Negotiations with the State

The Politics of Food Provisioning in Colombia: Agrarian Movements and Negotiations with the State

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Felipe Roa-Clavijo
October 28, 2021

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, ...

The Sociology of Food and Agriculture

The Sociology of Food and Agriculture

3rd Edition

Forthcoming

By Michael Carolan
September 27, 2021

Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition of The Sociology of Food and Agriculture provides a cutting-edge, comprehensive introduction to the study of food and society. The book begins by examining the food economy, with chapters focussing on foodscapes, the financialization of food and a ...

Political Ecology of Industrial Crops

Political Ecology of Industrial Crops

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Abubakari Ahmed, Alexandros Gasparatos
September 03, 2021

This book employs a political ecology lens to unravel how industrial crops catalyse ecological, agrarian, socioeconomic and institutional transformation. Using the conceptual tools and perspectives of political ecology, namely multi-scalar analysis, and attention to marginalization, social ...

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

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

1st Edition

Edited By Jérémie Forney, Chris Rosin, Hugh Campbell
March 31, 2021

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

By Raquel Ajates Gonzalez
March 31, 2021

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

By John W. Head
December 16, 2020

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 ...

Fighting for Farming Justice Diversity, Food Access and the USDA

Fighting for Farming Justice: Diversity, Food Access and the USDA

1st Edition

By Terri R. Jett
December 01, 2020

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...

Governing Sustainable Seafood

Governing Sustainable Seafood

1st Edition

By 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

By 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

By 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

Edited By 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

Edited By 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 ...

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