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  • Farmers' Cooperatives and Sustainable Food Systems in Europe

    By Raquel Ajates Gonzalez

    Farmers' cooperatives are very prevalent in the European Union, where they account for approximately half of agricultural trade and thus are key to articulating rural realities and in shaping the sustainability credentials of European food and farming. This book analyses to what extent farmers'…

    Hardback – 2018-06-12 
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • The Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Economics

    Edited by Gail L. Cramer

    Agricultural economics includes applied economics and the fields of consumer and food economics, production and farm management, marketing, policy, and finance as well as economic development and international economics. Agricultural economics therefore encompasses a large sector of any economy and…

    Hardback – 2018-05-31 
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Agricultural Development and Sustainable Intensification

    Technology and Policy Challenges in the Face of Climate Change

    Edited by Udaya Sekhar Nagothu

    Sustainable Intensification (SI) has recently emerged as a key concept for agricultural development, recognising that yields must increase to feed a growing world population, but that this must be achieved without damage to the environment, on finite land resources and while preserving social…

    Hardback – 2018-05-10 
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Commodity Derivatives

    A Guide for Future Practitioners

    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 – 2018-04-20 

  • Environmental Justice and Soy Agribusiness

    By Robert Hafner

    Environmental justice research and activism predominantly focus on openly conflictive situations; claims-making is central. However, situations of injustice can still occur even if there is no overt conflict. This book fills this gap by applying an environmental justice incommensurabilities…

    Hardback – 2018-04-16 
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • The Commons, Plant Breeding and Agricultural Research

    Challenges for Food Security and Agrobiodiversity

    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 – 2018-04-12 
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa

    Food Security in a Changing Environment

    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 – 2018-03-21 
    Environment for Development

  • Innovation Leadership

    By David G Gliddon, William J Rothwell

    A leader's ability to discover and implement innovations is crucial to adapting to changing technologies and customer preferences, enhancing employee creativity, developing new products, supporting market competitiveness, and sustaining economic growth. Gliddon and Rothwell provide an exciting and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-15 

  • Resource Recovery from Waste

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

    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 – 2018-03-06 

  • Food Policy in the United States

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Parke Wilde

    This new edition offers a timely update to the leading textbook dedicated to all aspects of U.S. food policy. The update accounts for experience with policy changes in the 2014 Farm Bill and prospects for the next Farm Bill, the publication of the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans,…

    Paperback – 2018-03-06 
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • 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 – 2018-02-05 
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Prospects for Sustainable Development in the Chinese Countryside

    The Political Economy of Chinese Ecological Agriculture

    By Richard Sanders

    This title was first published in 2000:  An examination of the potential for Chinese ecological agriculture providing a basis for sustainable development in the Chinese countryside. Richard Sanders involves primary research in seven villages and four countries in China that have adopted…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge Revivals

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