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1st Edition

Sustainable Food Futures
Multidisciplinary Solutions

ISBN 9781138207004
Published August 22, 2017 by Routledge
238 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Securing sustainable food for everyone is one of the world's most pressing challenges, but research, policy, and programmes remain fragmented, and effective solutions have been slow to emerge. This book takes on these challenges by proposing a range of solutions that can advance pathways towards sustainable food futures.

Complete with recipes, this book is structured so that readers are taken in a logical progression through discussions of solutions, highlighting the need to recognise the importance of place and the importance of participation, and to challenge dominant descriptions of markets, through to re-designing food systems.

The solutions presented in this book are based on real-world cases, but discussions remain deliberately broad to encourage thinking in new ways. Cases are drawn from Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America. The book is of relevance to those interested in sustainable food futures, and can serve as a supplementary textbook for a wide range of courses in food studies and related disciplines.

Table of Contents

  1. Sustainable Food Futures: Multidisciplinary solutions
    Jessica Duncan and Megan Bailey
  2. Part I: Recognizing Place

  3. Cultural Relevance in Arctic food Security Initiatives
  4. Carie Hoover, Colleen Parker, Claire Hornby, Sonja Ostertag, Kayla Hansen, Tristan Pearce, and Lisa Loseto

  5. Rebuilding Consumers’ Trust in Food: Community Supported Agriculture in China
  6. Zhenzhong Si

  7. Place-based food systems: "re-valuing local" and fostering socio-ecological sustainability
  8. Susanna E. Klassen and Hannah Wittman

  9. Recovering Farmland Commons
  10. Jamie Baxter

    Part II: Enhancing Participation

  11. The Political Economy of Customary Land Rights in Mozambique: Lessons from a Food Sovereignty Movement
  12. Helena Shilomboleni

  13. Small-scale aquaculture in the Bolivian Amazon: A contextually-based solution for positive social and economic outcomes
  14. Tiffanie Rainville, Sean Irwin, Verónica Hinojosa, Cintya Castellón, Widen Abastoflor

  15. Building ‘A World Where Many Worlds Fit’: Indigenous Autonomy, Mutual Aid, and an (Anti-Capitalist) Moral Economy of the (Rebel) Peasant
  16. Levi Gahman

    Part III: Challenging Markets

  17. Knowing how to bring food to the market: appreciating the contribution of intermediary traders to the future of food availability in Sub-Saharan Africa
  18. Mirjam Schoonhoven-Speijer, Ellen Mangnus, Sietze Vellema

  19. Certify sustainable retailers?
  20. Simon R. Bush

  21. The solution cannot be conventionalized: Protecting the alterity of fairer and more sustainable food networks
  22. Raquel Ajates Gonzalez

    Part IV: Designing sustainable food futures

  23. Cultured meat, better than beans?
  24. Cor van der Weele

  25. Soil Currency: Exploring a more equitable, sustainable, and participatory economic system
  26. Randall Coleman

  27. From pirate islands to communities of hope: Reflections on the circular economy of food systems
  28. Stefano Pascucci and Jessica Duncan

    Part V: Conclusions

  29. Caution: Road work ahead

          Jessica Duncan and Megan Bailey

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Jessica Duncan is an Assistant Professor in the Rural Sociology Group, Wageningen University, the Netherlands. She is the author of Global Food Security Governance: Civil society engagement in the reformed Committee on World Food Security (Routledge, 2015).

Megan Bailey is an Assistant Professor in the Marine Affairs Program and Canada Research Chair, Integrated Ocean and Coastal Governance, Dalhousie University, Canada.