1st Edition

Environmental Resilience and Food Law Agrobiodiversity and Agroecology

Edited By Gabriela Steier, Alberto Giulio Cianci Copyright 2020
    208 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    206 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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


    Dr. iur. Gabriela Steier, LL.M., Esq. is a lawyer, scholar and educator focusing on food law and policy, in the US and the EU. She has published various books and articles about international food regulation, farm animal welfare, GMOs, food integrity, and sustainable agriculture. She teaches at Northeastern University in Boston, at the Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, and at the University of Perugia in Italy. She holds an LL.M. in Food and Agriculture Law from the Vermont Law School, a Doctorate in Comparative Law from the University of Cologne in Germany, a Juris Doctor from the Duquesne University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University. Gabriela lives in Boston and can be contacted at [email protected]

    Avv. Prof. Alberto Giulio Cianci is Associate Professor of Private Law institutions and Advertising and Consumer Protection in the University of Perugia, Italy. He published four books on Private law and personal freedom (Diritto privato e libertà costituzionali, I, Libertà personale, Napoli, 2016), on Advertising and consumer contracts (Comunicazione pubblicitaria e contratti del consumatore, Milano, 2013), on Private law legal capacity of foreigners (Soggetto straniero e attività negoziale, Milano, 2007) and on Domestic violence law (Gli ordini di protezione familiare, Milano, 2005), and many essays on other topics of Private law. In 2016 he qualified as Full Professor of Private law. He practices as an attorney in Rome. His contact email is [email protected].