Global Food Security What Matters?
Rural Wealth Creation
Economics and Management of the Food Industry
By Peter M. Schwarz
October 24, 2022
Energy Economics outlines the fundamental issues and possible solutions to the challenges of energy production and use, presenting a framework for decisions based upon sound economic analysis. This approach considers market forces and policy goals, including economic prosperity, environmental ...
By Kent Olson, John Westra
May 31, 2022
Future farm managers need a range of tools and knowledge to run successful businesses, and this accessible textbook provides the required foundations from economics and management, applied to the farm context. In today’s world where farms are subject to ever-changing industrial, labor, demographic...
By James L. Novak, Larry D. Sanders, Amy D. Hagerman
May 19, 2022
Agricultural Policy in the United States: Evolution and Economics traces U.S. agricultural policy from its colonial roots to the present, using economic concepts to analyze and interpret political and economic consequences. It also examines the processes by which agricultural policies are developed...
By George W. Norton, Jeffrey Alwang, William A. Masters
August 02, 2021
Economics of Agricultural Development examines the causes, severity, and effects of poverty, population growth, and malnutrition in developing countries. It discusses potential solutions to these problems, progress made in many countries in recent years, and the implications of globalization for ...
By Zhang-Yue Zhou
December 09, 2019
This book looks at food security from a socio-economic perspective. It offers a detailed and systematic examination of food security from its historical backgrounds, concepts and measurements, to the determinants and approaches to achieve food security. The book also introduces the key challenges ...
By Gerald D. Toland, Jr., William E. Nganje, Raphael Onyeaghala
September 27, 2017
Policy analysis is a dynamic process of discovery rather than a passive exercise of memorizing facts and conclusions. This text provides opportunities to "practice the craft" of policy analysis by engaging the reader in realistic case studies and problem-solving scenarios that require the selection...
By Peter M. Schwarz
August 31, 2017
With interest in topics such as climate change, energy security, and alternative energy sources being at an all-time high, the effects of today's decisions now rest on the shoulders of future generations. There are no easy answers to our energy issues, so costs and benefits must be considered when ...
By Shunsuke Managi, Koichi Kuriyama
November 11, 2016
This book aids those concerned about environmental issues to firmly grasp relevant analytical methods and to comprehend the thought process behind environmental economics. It does so by drawing from specific environmental issues and at the same time providing commentary that facilitates ...
By Felix R. FitzRoy, Elissaios Papyrakis
April 18, 2016
The 2nd edition of An Introduction to Climate Change Economics and Policy explains the key scientific, economic and policy issues related to climate change in a completely up-to-date introduction for anyone interested, and students at all levels in various related courses, including environmental ...
By James L. Novak, Larry D. Sanders, James W. Pease
March 02, 2015
Agricultural Policy in the US: Evolution and Economics traces the foundation of US agricultural policy from its colonial roots to the present, using economic concepts to analyze and interpret political and economic consequences. Ancient Roman food and agricultural reform, English Corn Law and other...
By John L. Pender, Bruce A. Weber, Thomas G. Johnson, J. Matthew Fannin
June 02, 2014
This book investigates the role of wealth in achieving sustainable rural economic development. The authors define wealth as all assets net of liabilities that can contribute to well-being, and they provide examples of many forms of capital – physical, financial, human, natural, social, and others. ...
By Jeffrey H. Dorfman
August 28, 2013
This book analyzes the economics of the food industry at every stage between the farm gate and the kitchen counter. Central to the text are agricultural marketing problems such as the allocation of production between competing products (such as fresh and frozen markets), spatial competition, ...