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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 Neoliberal Regime in the Agri-Food Sector Crisis, Resilience, and Restructuring

The Neoliberal Regime in the Agri-Food Sector: Crisis, Resilience, and Restructuring

1st Edition

Edited By Steven Wolf, Alessandro Bonanno
January 07, 2016

For the last three decades, the Neoliberal regime, emphasising economic growth through deregulation, market integration, expansion of the private sector, and contraction of the welfare state has shaped production and consumption processes in agriculture and food. These institutional arrangements ...

Cities and Agriculture Developing Resilient Urban Food Systems

Cities and Agriculture: Developing Resilient Urban Food Systems

1st Edition

Edited By Henk de Zeeuw, Pay Drechsel
October 05, 2015

As people increasingly migrate to urban settings and more than half of the world's population now lives in cities, it is vital to plan and provide for sustainable and resilient food systems which reflect this challenge. This volume presents experience and evidence-based "state of the art" chapters ...

Sustainable Food Systems Building a New Paradigm

Sustainable Food Systems: Building a New Paradigm

1st Edition

Edited By Terry Marsden, Adrian Morley
May 27, 2015

In response to the challenges of a growing population and food security, there is an urgent need to construct a new agri-food sustainability paradigm. This book brings together an integrated range of key social science insights exploring the contributions and interventions necessary to build this ...

Depolarizing Food and Agriculture An Economic Approach

Depolarizing Food and Agriculture: An Economic Approach

1st Edition

By Andrew Barkley, Paul W. Barkley
October 21, 2014

Many issues in food and agriculture are portrayed as increasingly polarized. These include industrial vs. sustainable agriculture, conventional vs. organic production methods, and global vs. local food sourcing, to name only three. This book addresses the origins, validity, consequences, and ...

Food Security, Food Prices and Climate Variability

Food Security, Food Prices and Climate Variability

1st Edition

By Molly E. Brown
July 24, 2014

The agriculture system is under pressure to increase production every year as global population expands and more people move from a diet mostly made up of grains, to one with more meat, dairy and processed foods. This book uses a decade of primary research to examine how weather and ...

Food Systems Failure The Global Food Crisis and the Future of Agriculture

Food Systems Failure: The Global Food Crisis and the Future of Agriculture

1st Edition

Edited By Christopher Rosin, Paul Stock, Hugh Campbell
December 09, 2013

This book provides a critical assessment of the contemporary global food system in light of the heightening food crisis, as evidence of its failure to achieve food security for the world's population. A key aspect of this failure is identified in the neoliberal strategies which emphasize industrial...

Reclaiming Food Security

Reclaiming Food Security

1st Edition

By Michael S. Carolan
May 22, 2013

In this challenging work, the author argues that the goal of any food system should not simply be to provide the cheapest calories possible. A secure food system is one that affords people and nations – in both the present and future – the capabilities to prosper and lead long, happy, and healthy ...

Principles of Sustainable Aquaculture Promoting Social, Economic and Environmental Resilience

Principles of Sustainable Aquaculture: Promoting Social, Economic and Environmental Resilience

1st Edition

By Stuart W. Bunting
January 29, 2013

Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms, principally fish, molluscs, crustaceans and marine algae. It has seen phenomenal worldwide growth in the past fifty years and many people view it as the best solution for the provision of high quality protein to feed the world's growing population, ...

The Politics of Land and Food Scarcity

The Politics of Land and Food Scarcity

1st Edition

Edited By Paolo De Castro, Felice Adinolfi, Fabian Capitanio, Salvatore Di Falco, Angelo Di Mambro
December 04, 2012

In recent years the issue of food security has become centre stage in the global agenda. Since the 2007/8 food price crisis, a number of works have been published on the topic, addressed from various perspectives: economic, social and cultural, environmental, agronomic and ...

Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihoods

Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihoods

1st Edition

Edited By Niels Halberg, Adrian Muller
October 09, 2012

This book provides a timely analysis and assessment of the potential of organic agriculture (OA) for rural development and the improvement of livelihoods. It focuses on smallholders in developing countries and in countries of economic transition, but there is also coverage of and comparisons with ...

Competition and Efficiency in International Food Supply Chains Improving Food Security

Competition and Efficiency in International Food Supply Chains: Improving Food Security

1st Edition

By John Williams
August 02, 2012

Why have food crises seemingly become more frequent in recent years, compared to the last few decades? This book examines an array of different issues and distortions that are causing food supply chain dysfunction in many countries, particularly for staple non-perishable foods such as grains, ...

Understanding the Common Agricultural Policy

Understanding the Common Agricultural Policy

1st Edition

By Berkeley Hill
January 12, 2012

The majority of recent publications on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the European Union address current issues and specific applications. There is little available which attempts to increase understanding of the nature of existing policies, their development, intentions, problems and ...

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