Agrobiodiversity and agroecology go hand-in-hand in promoting environmental resilience in international food systems as well as climate change resilient food policy. This book contextualizes how various legal frameworks address agrobiodiversity and agroecology around the globe and makes it accessible for audiences of students, practitioners, educators, and scholars.
Some chapters focus on the legal regulation of agroecology from a food law perspective. Others are geared toward providing regulators, lawmakers and attorneys with the scientific and policy background of those concepts, so that they are equipped in the field of food law in everyday practice and policy. Climate change dimensions of the issues are woven throughout the book.
PART 1 FUNDAMENTALS OF LEGAL PROTECTION OF AGROBIODIVERSITY AND AGROECOLOGY 1. Local Agricultural Knowledge and Food Security Michael Blakeney 2. Agrobiodiversity, Agroecology, and Private Law Alberto Giulio Cianci 3. Rights-Based International Agroecological Law Gabriela Steier Part 2 SPECIFIC CHALLENGES FOR AGROBIODIVERISTY AND AGROECOLOGY 4.Regulatory Options for Food Waste Minimization Michael Blakeney 5. Indigenous Peoples and Agrobiodiversity in Africa Rosemary Agbor and Wele Elangwe 6. Inclusive Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Aspects of Agroecology and Agrobiodiversity Ivan Mugabi 7. The Special Case of Olives Alex Cherry 8. South Asian Perspectives of Food and Law in Agroecology and Agrobiodiversity Sumit Saurav 9. Agrobiodiversity Loss and the Construction of Regulatory Frameworks for Crop Germplasm Susannah Chapman and Paul Heald