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 LEGAL PROTECTION OF AGROBIODIVERSITY AND AGROECOLOGY 1. Local Agricultural Knowledge and Climate Change Michael Blakeney and Christoph Antons 2. Agrobiodiversity, Agroecology and Private Law Alberto G. Cianci 3. Rights-Based International Agroecological Law Gabriela Steier Part 2 SPECIFIC CHALLENGES FOOD AGROBIODIVERISTY AND AGROECOLOGY 4.Regulatory Options for Food Waste Minimisation Michael Blakeney 5. Indigenous Peoples and Practices in Africa and their Impact on Agrobiodiversity Wele Elangwe and Dr. Rosemary Agbor 6. Inclusive Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Aspects of Agroecology and Agrobiodiversity Ivan Mugabi 7. A Special Look at 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