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Routledge Library Editions: Food Supply and Policy


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Reissuing works originally published between 1952 and 1999, this set provides a wide spread of scholarship on issues surrounding food provision throughout the world. The earlier books look at import and export changes during times when previous trade routes and options changed while later ones mostly consider food assistance policies, poverty and famine, and welfare. These books cover third world studies, economics, anthropology, politics, environment, agriculture and population studies as well as food and nutrition.

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African Food Systems in Crisis Part One: Microperspectives

African Food Systems in Crisis: Part One: Microperspectives

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Rebecca Huss-Ashmore, Solomon H Katz
February 01, 2021

Originally published in 1990. Produced by the Task Force on African Famine of the American Anthropological Association, this is the first of a multi-part project dealing with the long-term and ongoing food crisis in Africa primarily at the level of local production-the microperspective. It offers a...

African Food Systems in Crisis Part Two: Contending with Change

African Food Systems in Crisis: Part Two: Contending with Change

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Rebecca Huss-Ashmore, Solomon H Katz
February 01, 2021

Originally published in 1991. Commissioned by the Task Force on African Famine of the American Anthropological Association, this the second part of a project examining the causes of food system failure in Africa and the effects of attempts to remedy the situation. It evaluates the ...

Britain's Food Supplies

Britain's Food Supplies

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By K. G. Fenelon
February 01, 2021

Originally published in 1952. In this fascinating book that examines the statistics, the term food supplies is interpreted in a wide sense and it deals among other matters with such subjects as supplies from home agriculture and from overseas; food consumption; controls, rationing and price ...

Food Supplies in the Aftermath of World War II

Food Supplies in the Aftermath of World War II

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Edith Hirsch
February 01, 2021

Originally published in 1993. This study was written in 1946 having been commissioned by a large corporation in the food industry. The insights from this agricultural economics perspective even now are highly interesting. At the time there was real concern over food shortage and the UN and US ...

Hunger and Food Assistance Policy in the United States

Hunger and Food Assistance Policy in the United States

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Regina Galer-Unti
February 01, 2021

Originally published in 1995. This study collects and analyses the results of hunger studies carried out in the United States during the 1980s, whether national, state or local. It also reviews the history and development of food assistance programs and policy. This is an unusual and fascinating ...

Politics and Poverty A Critique of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Politics and Poverty: A Critique of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

1st Edition

By John Abbott
July 31, 2019

Originally published in 1992. At its foundation FAO was conceived as an organization that would bring together health and agriculture. It would manage the world’s food output to greater advantage and improve the well-being of its people. Almost a half-century on, FAO faced mounting criticism from ...

Routledge Library Editions: Food Supply and Policy

Routledge Library Editions: Food Supply and Policy

1st Edition

By Various
July 31, 2019

Reissuing works originally published between 1952 and 1999, this set provides a wide spread of scholarship on issues surrounding food provision throughout the world. The earlier books look at import and export changes during times when previous trade routes and options changed while later ones ...

The Fight for Food Factors Limiting Agricultural Production

The Fight for Food: Factors Limiting Agricultural Production

1st Edition

By Harold E. Croxall, Lionel P. Smith
July 31, 2019

Originally published in 1984. Without technical Jargon or a mass of confusing statistics, this book describes a wide range of factors influencing agricultural productivity including weather, soil biology and ecology, and human, social, economic and political factors. The ways in which these factors...

The Meat Business Devouring a Hungry Planet

The Meat Business: Devouring a Hungry Planet

1st Edition

Edited By Geoff Tansey, Joyce D'Silva
July 31, 2019

Originally published in 1999. The theme running through this collection of essays is that food quality and human health, the welfare of animals and the methods of farming, and the quality of the environment, go hand-in-hand. This theme continues along the lines that the present system is harmful to...

The Political Economy of African Famine

The Political Economy of African Famine

1st Edition

Edited By R. E. Downs, Donna O. Kerner, Stephen P. Reyna
July 31, 2019

Originally published in 1991. This volume explores the combination of political and economic forces that influence different levels of food supply. The book begins with a discussion of famine theories, ranging from cultural ecology to neo-Marxism. Following this survey is a series of essays by ...

The Politics of Hunger The Global Food System

The Politics of Hunger: The Global Food System

1st Edition

By John W. Warnock
July 31, 2019

Originally published in 1987. This important and provocative book explains the persistence of hunger, poverty, and the lack of balanced development in many countries and the central role of agriculture in economic development. Most theories of agricultural development are based on the experiences ...

United States Foreign Economic Policy-making An Analysis of the Use of Food Resources 1972-1980

United States Foreign Economic Policy-making: An Analysis of the Use of Food Resources 1972-1980

1st Edition

By Kenneth A. Gold
July 31, 2019

This book develops an analytical framework for understanding United States foreign agricultural policy through a "state interest" approach, and describes and analyses seven cases of food policy decisions through this perspective which shows that decision makers sought on most occasions to utilise ...

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