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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 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 provides 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...

Home Gardens for Improved Food Security and Livelihoods

Home Gardens for Improved Food Security and Livelihoods

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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 towards building local and more resilient food systems. With food and...

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

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

1st Edition

Jérémie Forney, Chris Rosin, Hugh Campbell
April 01, 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...

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
April 01, 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...

Farmers' Cooperatives and Sustainable Food Systems in Europe

Farmers' Cooperatives and Sustainable Food Systems in Europe

1st Edition

Raquel Ajates Gonzalez
April 01, 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'...

Environmental Justice and Soy Agribusiness

Environmental Justice and Soy Agribusiness

1st Edition

Robert Hafner
April 01, 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...

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...

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

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

1st Edition

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

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

Elisabeth Simelton, Madelene Ostwald
July 22, 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...

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