Agriculture and Food Products

  • Rice, Agriculture, and the Food Supply in Premodern Japan

    1st Edition

    By Charlotte von Verschuer, Wendy Cobcroft

    The majority of studies on the agricultural history of Japan have focused on the public administration of land and production, and rice, the principal source of revenue, has received the most attention. However, while this cereal has clearly played a decisive role in the public economy of the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Needham Research Institute Series

  • Achieving Food Security in China

    The Challenges Ahead, 1st Edition

    By Zhang-Yue Zhou

    China’s food security has never failed to attract the public’s attention. Feeding China’s large population has always been a huge challenge. The latest large-scale famine took place in 1958–62 during which approximately 37 million people died of starvation. However, since the early 1980s, China’s…

    Hardback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

  • Commodification of Global Agrifood Systems and Agro-Ecology

    Convergence, Divergence and Beyond in Turkey, 1st Edition

    By Yıldız Atasoy

    This book explores the shifting relations of food provisioning in Turkey from a comparative global political economy perspective. It offers in-depth ethnographic analysis, interviews and historical insights into the ambiguities and diversities that simultaneously affect the changing conditions of…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Governance and Change in the Global Era

  • Food, Agriculture and Social Change

    The Everyday Vitality of Latin America, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Sherwood, Alberto Arce, Myriam Paredes

    In recent years, food studies scholarship has tended to focus on a number of increasingly abstract, largely unquestioned concepts with regard to how capital, markets and states organize and operate. This has led to a gulf between public policy and people’s realities with food as experienced in…

    Paperback – 2017-05-11
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Food Security, Agricultural Policies and Economic Growth

    Long-term Dynamics in the Past, Present and Future, 1st Edition

    By Niek Koning

    Using a political-economic approach supplemented with insights from human ecology, this volume analyzes the long-term dynamics of food security and economic growth. The book begins by discussing the nature of preindustrial food crises and the changes that have occurred…

    Paperback – 2017-04-26
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Sustainable Diets

    How Ecological Nutrition Can Transform Consumption and the Food System, 1st Edition

    By Pamela Mason, Tim Lang

    How can huge populations be fed healthily, equitably and affordably while maintaining the ecosystems on which life depends? The evidence of diet’s impact on public health and the environment has grown in recent decades, yet changing food supply, consumer habits and economic aspirations proves…

    Paperback – 2017-03-27
    Routledge

  • Plantation Crops, Plunder and Power

    Evolution and exploitation, 1st Edition

    By James F. Hancock

    Over the last five centuries, plantation crops have represented the best and worst of industrialized agriculture – "best" through their agronomic productivity and global commercial success, and "worst" as examples of exploitative colonialism, conflict and ill-treatment of workers. This book traces…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Street Food

    Culture, economy, health and governance, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ryzia De Cassia Vieira Cardoso, Michèle Companion, Stefano Roberto Marras

    Prepared foods, for sale in streets, squares or markets, are ubiquitous around the world and throughout history. This volume is one of the first to provide a comprehensive social science perspective on street food, illustrating its immense cultural diversity and economic significance, both in…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge

  • Food Security and Development

    Country Case Studies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Udaya Sekhar Nagothu

    The global food system is characterized by large numbers of people experiencing food insecurity and hunger on the one hand, and vast amounts of food waste and overconsumption on the other. This book brings together experiences from different countries addressing the challenges associated with food…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge

  • Creating Urban Agricultural Systems

    An Integrated Approach to Design, 1st Edition

    By Gundula Proksch

    Creating Urban Agriculture Systems provides you with background, expertise, and inspiration for designing with urban agriculture. It shows you how to grow food in buildings and cities, operate growing systems, and integrate them with natural cycles and existing infrastructures. It teaches you the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-12
    Routledge

  • Food Production and Nature Conservation

    Conflicts and Solutions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Iain J. Gordon, Herbert H.T. Prins, Geoff R. Squire

    Feeding the world's growing human population is increasingly challenging, especially as more people adopt a western diet and lifestyle. Doing so without causing damage to nature poses an even greater challenge. This book argues that in order to create a sustainable food supply whilst conserving…

    Paperback – 2016-11-29
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Forgotten Agricultural Heritage

    Reconnecting food systems and sustainable development, 1st Edition

    By Parviz Koohafkan, Miguel A. Altieri

    Contemporary agriculture is often criticized for its industrial scale, adverse effects on nutrition, rural employment and the environment, and its disconnectedness from nature and culture. Yet there are many examples of traditional smaller scale systems that have survived the test of time and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-10
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

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