Agricultural Economics Products

  • Commodity Derivatives

    A Guide for Future Practitioners, 1st Edition

    By Paul E. Peterson

    Commodity Derivatives: A Guide for Future Practitioners describes the origins and uses of these important markets. Commodities are often used as inputs in the production of other products, and commodity prices are notoriously volatile. Derivatives include forwards, futures, options, and swaps; all…

    Paperback – 2018-04-13
    Routledge

  • Food Security, Gender and Resilience

    Improving Smallholder and Subsistence Farming, 1st Edition

    Edited by Leigh Brownhill, Esther Njuguna, Kimberly L. Bothi, Bernard Pelletier, Lutta Muhammad, Gordon M. Hickey

    Through the integration of gender analysis into resilience thinking, this book shares field-based research insights from a collaborative, integrated project aimed at improving food security in subsistence and smallholder agricultural systems. The scope of the book is both local and…

    Paperback – 2018-04-10
    Routledge

  • Biological Economies

    Experimentation and the politics of agri-food frontiers, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Le Heron, Hugh Campbell, Nick Lewis, Michael Carolan

    Recent agri-food studies, including commodity systems, the political economy of agriculture, regional development, and wider examinations of the rural dimension in economic geography and rural sociology have been confronted by three challenges. These can be summarized as: ‘more than human’…

    Paperback – 2018-04-10
    Routledge

  • Agricultural Markets Instability

    Revisiting the Recent Food Crises, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alberto Garrido, Bernhard Brümmer, Robert M'Barek, Miranda P. M. Meuwissen, Cristian Morales-Opazo

    Since the financial and food price crises of 2007, market instability has been a topic of major concern to agricultural economists and policy professionals. This volume provides an overview of the key issues surrounding food prices volatility, focusing primarily on drivers, long-term…

    Paperback – 2018-04-10
    Routledge

  • Innovation Platforms for Agricultural Development

    Evaluating the mature innovation platforms landscape, 1st Edition

    Edited by Iddo Dror, Jean-Joseph Cadilhon, Marc Schut, Michael Misiko, Shreya Maheshwari

    Innovation Platforms (IPs) form the core of many Agricultural Research for Development programmes, stimulating multi-stakeholder collaboration and action towards the realization of agricultural development outcomes. This book enhances the body of knowledge of IPs by focusing on mature IPs…

    Paperback – 2018-04-10
    Routledge

  • Biofuels, Food Security, and Developing Economies

    1st Edition

    By Nazia Mintz-Habib

    The last decade has witnessed major crises in both food and energy security across the world. One response to the challenges of climate change and energy supply has been the development of crops to be used for biofuels. But, as this book shows, this can divert agricultural land from food production…

    Paperback – 2018-04-10
    Routledge

  • Resource Recovery from Waste

    Business Models for Energy, Nutrient and Water Reuse in Low- and Middle-income Countries, 1st Edition

    Edited by Miriam Otoo, Pay Drechsel

    Humans generate millions of tons of waste every day. This waste is rich in water, nutrients, energy and organic compounds. Yet waste is not being managed in a way that permits us to derive value from its reuse, whilst millions of farmers struggle with depleted soils and lack of water. This book…

    Hardback – 2018-03-29
    Routledge

  • The Commons, Plant Breeding and Agricultural Research

    Challenges for Food Security and Agrobiodiversity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Fabien Girard, Christine Frison

    The joint challenges of population increase, food security and conservation of agrobiodiversity demand a rethink of plant breeding and agricultural research from a different perspective. While more food is undeniably needed, the key question is rather about how to produce it in a way…

    Hardback – 2018-03-19
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa

    Food Security in a Changing Environment, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cyndi Spindell Berck, Peter Berck, Salvatore Di Falco

    A changing climate is likely to have a drastic impact on crop yields in Africa. The purpose of this book is to document the effects of climate change on agriculture in Africa and to discuss strategies for adaptation to hotter weather and less predictable rainfall. These strategies include promoting…

    Hardback – 2018-03-08
    Routledge
    Environment for Development

  • The Real Cost of Cheap Food

    2nd Edition

    By Michael Carolan

    This thought-provoking but accessible book critically examines the dominant food regime on its own terms, by seriously asking whether we can afford cheap food and by exploring what exactly cheap food affords us. Detailing the numerous ways that our understanding of food has narrowed, such…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Critical Perspectives on Agrarian Transition

    India in the global debate, 1st Edition

    Edited by B. B. Mohanty

    This book evaluates the relevance of classical debates on agrarian transition and extends the horizon of contemporary debates in the Indian context, linking national trends with regional experiences. It identifies new dynamics in agrarian political economy and presents a comprehensive account of…

    Paperback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge India

  • Africa’s Green Revolution

    Critical Perspectives on New Agricultural Technologies and Systems, 1st Edition

    Edited by William G. Moseley, Matthew A. Schnurr, Rachel Bezner-Kerr

    This volume examines the dominant neoliberal agenda for agricultural development and hunger alleviation in Africa. The text reviews the history of African agricultural and food security policy in the post-colonial period, across a range of geographical contexts, in order to contextualise the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
    Routledge

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