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
- Sustainable Food Futures: Multidisciplinary solutions
Jessica Duncan and Megan Bailey
- Cultural Relevance in Arctic food Security Initiatives
- Rebuilding Consumers’ Trust in Food: Community Supported Agriculture in China
- Place-based food systems: "re-valuing local" and fostering socio-ecological sustainability
- Recovering Farmland Commons
- The Political Economy of Customary Land Rights in Mozambique: Lessons from a Food Sovereignty Movement
- Small-scale aquaculture in the Bolivian Amazon: A contextually-based solution for positive social and economic outcomes
- Building ‘A World Where Many Worlds Fit’: Indigenous Autonomy, Mutual Aid, and an (Anti-Capitalist) Moral Economy of the (Rebel) Peasant
- Knowing how to bring food to the market: appreciating the contribution of intermediary traders to the future of food availability in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Certify sustainable retailers?
- The solution cannot be conventionalized: Protecting the alterity of fairer and more sustainable food networks
- Cultured meat, better than beans?
- Soil Currency: Exploring a more equitable, sustainable, and participatory economic system
- From pirate islands to communities of hope: Reflections on the circular economy of food systems
- Caution: Road work ahead
Part I: Recognizing Place
Carie Hoover, Colleen Parker, Claire Hornby, Sonja Ostertag, Kayla Hansen, Tristan Pearce, and Lisa Loseto
Susanna E. Klassen and Hannah Wittman
Part II: Enhancing Participation
Tiffanie Rainville, Sean Irwin, Verónica Hinojosa, Cintya Castellón, Widen Abastoflor
Part III: Challenging Markets
Mirjam Schoonhoven-Speijer, Ellen Mangnus, Sietze Vellema
Simon R. Bush
Raquel Ajates Gonzalez
Part IV: Designing sustainable food futures
Cor van der Weele
Stefano Pascucci and Jessica Duncan
Part V: Conclusions
Jessica Duncan and Megan Bailey
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.