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]).
The Politics of Food Provisioning in Colombia Agrarian Movements and Negotiations with the State
The Sociology of Food and Agriculture
Political Ecology of Industrial Crops
Deep Agroecology and the Homeric Epics Global Cultural Reforms for a Natural-Systems Agriculture
Governing Sustainable Seafood
Environmental Justice and Soy Agribusiness
The Commons, Plant Breeding and Agricultural Research Challenges for Food Security and Agrobiodiversity
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, ...
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 focusing on foodscapes, the financialization of food, and a ...
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 marginalisation, social ...
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 ...
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' ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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....
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 ...
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...
By Sheryl L. Hendriks
December 13, 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 ...