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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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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

Edited By John Dixon, Dennis P. Garrity, Jean-Marc Boffa, Timothy O. Williams, Tilahun Amede, Christopher Auricht, Rosemary Lott, George Mburathi
December 11, 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

Edited By Richard A. Sikora, Eugene R. Terry, Paul L.G. Vlek, Joyce Chitja
December 02, 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 ...

Resistance to the Neoliberal Agri-Food Regime A Critical Analysis

Resistance to the Neoliberal Agri-Food Regime: A Critical Analysis

1st Edition

Edited By Alessandro Bonanno, Steven A. Wolf
August 19, 2019

This volume explores the contents, forms, and actors that characterize current opposition to the corporate neoliberal agri-food regime. Designed to generate a coherent, informed and updated analysis of resistance in agri-food, empirical and theoretical contributions analyze the relationship between...

Contract Farming and the Development of Smallholder Agricultural Businesses Improving markets and value chains in Tanzania

Contract Farming and the Development of Smallholder Agricultural Businesses: Improving markets and value chains in Tanzania

1st Edition

Edited By Joseph A. Kuzilwa, Niels Fold, Arne Henningsen, Marianne Nylandsted Larsen
August 08, 2019

Contract farming has received renewed attention recently as developing economies try to grapple with how to transform the agricultural sector and its associated value chains. This book examines different contract arrangements for selected crops, applying both qualitative and quantitative approaches...

Multifunctional Land Uses in Africa Sustainable Food Security Solutions

Multifunctional Land Uses in Africa: Sustainable Food Security Solutions

1st Edition

Edited By Elisabeth Simelton, Madelene Ostwald
July 23, 2019

This book presents contemporary case studies of land use, management practices, and innovation in Africa with a view to exploring how multifunctional land uses can alleviate food insecurity and poverty. Food security and livelihoods in Africa face multiple challenges in the form of feeding a ...

Geographical Indication and Global Agri-Food Development and Democratization

Geographical Indication and Global Agri-Food: Development and Democratization

1st Edition

Edited By Alessandro Bonanno, Kae Sekine, Hart N. Feuer
July 02, 2019

This book addresses the relevance of geographical indication (GI) as a tool for local and socio-economic development and democratization of agri-food, with case studies from Asia, Europe and the Americas. A geographical indication is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin ...

A Global Corporate Trust for Agroecological Integrity New Agriculture in a World of Legitimate Eco-states

A Global Corporate Trust for Agroecological Integrity: New Agriculture in a World of Legitimate Eco-states

1st Edition

By John W. Head
June 24, 2019

This book examines global environmental governance and how legal, institutional, and conceptual reform can facilitate a transformation to a new ‘natural-systems’ form of agriculture. Profound global climate disruption makes it essential that we replace our current agricultural system – described ...

Gender, Agriculture and Agrarian Transformations Changing Relations in Africa, Latin America and Asia

Gender, Agriculture and Agrarian Transformations: Changing Relations in Africa, Latin America and Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Carolyn E. Sachs
June 03, 2019

This book presents research from across the globe on how gender relationships in agriculture are changing. In many regions of the world, agricultural transformations are occurring through increased commodification, new value-chains, technological innovations introduced by CGIAR and other ...

Consumers, Meat and Animal Products Policies, Regulations and Marketing

Consumers, Meat and Animal Products: Policies, Regulations and Marketing

1st Edition

By Terence J. Centner
March 21, 2019

This book addresses the production practices employed in the production of food animals and animal products that enable marketers to sell a variety of products to meet consumer demand. Food animal production practices have come under increased scrutiny by consumers who object to inputs and ...

The Green Revolution Narratives of Politics, Technology and Gender

The Green Revolution: Narratives of Politics, Technology and Gender

1st Edition

By Patrick Kilby
March 11, 2019

This book reviews the Green Revolution, starting with its inception and development from the 1940s to the 1970s, and leading to what is commonly referred to as a second Green Revolution in the 2000s. Building on the historical assessment, it draws insights for contemporary policy debates and ...

Environmental Justice and Farm Labor

Environmental Justice and Farm Labor

1st Edition

By Rebecca E. Berkey
February 04, 2019

Utilizing a model derived from literature on environmental justice overlaid with multiple scales of agriculture, Environmental Justice and Farm Labor provides key insights about laborers in agriculture in the United States. It addresses three main topics: (1) justice-related issues ...

Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture An integrated systems research approach

Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture: An integrated systems research approach

1st Edition

Edited By Ingrid Oborn, Bernard Vanlauwe, Michael Phillips, Richard Thomas, Willemien Brooijmans, Kwesi Atta-Krah
February 04, 2019

Sustainable intensification has recently been developed and adopted as a key concept and driver for research and policy in sustainable agriculture. It includes ecological, economic and social dimensions, where food and nutrition security, gender and equity are crucial components. This book ...

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