Sustainable Agriculture and Food Supply: Scientific, Economic, and Policy Enhancements, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Supply

Scientific, Economic, and Policy Enhancements, 1st Edition

Edited by Kimberly Etingoff

Apple Academic Press

386 pages | 5 Color Illus. | 10 B/W Illus.

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This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

As we realize the ways in which our food systems contribute and respond to climate change, sustainable agriculture becomes increasingly crucial. It is a complicated, multi-dimensional issue, which should be considered from a variety of angles. This compendium includes the perspectives of science, economics, sociology, and policy. The editor and contributors present an international and comprehensive perspective that examines the concept of sustainability as it applies to the food supply chain from farm to fork.

Table of Contents

What Is Sustainable Agriculture? Sustainable Agriculture: Definitions and Terms. Sustainably Connecting Producers and Consumers. Albanian and UK Consumers’ Perceptions of Farmers’ Markets and Supermarkets as Outlets for Organic Food: An Exploratory Study. Analysis of Production and Consumption of Organic Products in South Africa. Empowering the Citizen-Consumer: Re-Regulating Consumer Information to Support the Transition to Sustainable and Health-Promoting Food Systems in Canada. Localizing the Food System. Food Relocalization for Environmental Sustainability in Cumbria. Plant Breeding for Local Food Systems: A Contextual Review of End-Use Selection for Small Grains and Dry Beans in Western Washington. Local Selling Decisions and the Technical Efficiency of Organic Farms. Organic Food and the Human Element: Consumers and Farmers. Alternative Labeling Programs and Purchasing Behavior toward Organic Foods: The Case of the Participatory Guarantee Systems in Brazil. The Organic Food Philosophy: A Qualitative Exploration of the Practices, Values, and Beliefs of Dutch Organic Consumers within a Cultural–Historical Frame. Evaluating the Sustainability of a Small-Scale Low-Input Organic Vegetable Supply System in the United Kingdom. The Sustainability of Organic Grain Production on the Canadian Prairies—A Review. The Future of Sustainable Agriculture. What Do We Need to Know to Enhance the Environmental Sustainability of Agricultural Production? A Prioritisation of Knowledge Needs for the UK Food System. The Role of Biotechnology in Sustainable Agriculture: Views and Perceptions among Key Actors in the Swedish Food Supply Chain. Beyond Climate-Smart Agriculture: Toward Safe Operating Spaces for Global Food Systems.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI000000
SCIENCE / General
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TEC003040
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Forestry
TEC012000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Food Science