Sustainable Agriculture and Food

Our books in sustainable agriculture and food integrate perspectives from both social and natural sciences, drawing on agricultural and biological sciences, ecology, environmental science and policy, geography, sociology, economics and law, and cutting-edge thematic topics such as climate change, food security and environmental justice. They inform the work of students, academics, policy makers and professionals working in NGOs and the private sector.

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  • Agronomy for Development

    The Politics of Knowledge in Agricultural Research

    Edited by James Sumberg

    Over the last decade there has been renewed interest in food security and the state of the global food system. Population growth, climate change and food price spikes have combined to focus new attention on the technologies and institutions that underpin the production and consumption of food that…

    Paperback – 2017-06-15
    Routledge
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing World

    Challenges and Opportunities

    Edited by Prabhu Pingali, Gershon Feder

    Rapid structural transformation and urbanization are transforming agriculture and food production in rural areas across the world. This textbook provides a comprehensive review and assessment of the multi-faceted nature of  agriculture and rural development, particularly in the developing…

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

  • Food Security, Agricultural Policies and Economic Growth

    Long-term Dynamics in the Past, Present and Future

    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

    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

    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

  • Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture

    An integrated systems research approach

    Edited by Ingrid Oborn, Bernard Vanlauwe, Michael Phillips, Richard Thomas, Willemien Brooijmans, Kwesi Atta-Krah

    Sustainable intensification has recently been developed and adopted as a key concept and driver for research and policy in sustainable agriculture. It includes ecological, economic and social dimensions, where food and nutrition security, gender and equity are crucial components. This book…

    Hardback – 2017-02-17
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Food Production and Nature Conservation

    Conflicts and Solutions

    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

    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

  • Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food Planning

    Edited by Rob Roggema

    As urban populations rise rapidly and concerns about food security increase, interest in urban agriculture has been renewed in both developed and developing countries. This book focuses on the sustainable development of urban agriculture and its relationship to food planning in cities.  It…

    Hardback – 2016-08-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • China's Peasant Agriculture and Rural Society

    Changing paradigms of farming

    Edited by Jan Douwe van der Ploeg, Jingzhong Ye

    China's agriculture and rural society has undergone rapid changes in recent years. Many poorer farmers and younger people have moved to cities, and yet China has an immense challenge to feed a growing and more affluent population. This book provides a ‘bottom-up view’ of China’s agriculture,&…

    Hardback – 2016-05-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Tropical Fruit Tree Diversity

    Good practices for in situ and on-farm conservation

    Edited by Bhuwon Sthapit, Hugo A.H. Lamers, V. Ramanatha Rao, Arwen Bailey

    Farmers have developed a range of agricultural practices to sustainably use and maintain a wide diversity of crop species in many parts of the world. This book documents good practices innovated by farmers and collects key reviews on good practices from global experts, not only from the case…

    Hardback – 2016-05-16
    Routledge
    Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

  • Pollination Services to Agriculture

    Sustaining and enhancing a key ecosystem service

    Edited by Barbara Gemmill-Herren

    It is only recently that the immense economic value of pollination to agriculture has been appreciated. At the same time, the alarming collapse in populations of bees and other pollinators has highlighted the urgency of addressing this issue. This book focuses on the specific measures and practices…

    Paperback – 2016-04-13
    Routledge

  • The Water, Food, Energy and Climate Nexus

    Challenges and an agenda for action

    Edited by Felix Dodds, Jamie Bartram

    Global trends of population growth, rising living standards and the rapidly increasing urbanized world are increasing the demand on water, food and energy. Added to this is the growing threat of climate change which will have huge impacts on water and food availability. It is increasingly…

    Paperback – 2016-04-13
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

  • Routledge Handbook of Food and Nutrition Security

    Edited by Bill Pritchard, Rodomiro Ortiz, Meera Shekar

    The concept of food and nutrition security has evolved and risen to the top of the international policy agenda over the last decade. Yet it is a complex and multi-faceted issue, requiring a broad and inter-disciplinary perspective for full understanding. This Handbook represents the most…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05
    Routledge

  • The Sociology of Food and Agriculture

    2nd Edition

    By Michael Carolan

    In this second edition of The Sociology of Food and Agriculture, students are provided with a substantially revised and updated introductory text to this emergent field. The book begins with the recent development of agriculture under capitalism and neo-liberal regimes, and the transformation of…

    Paperback – 2016-02-10
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Food Wars

    The Global Battle for Mouths, Minds and Markets, 2nd Edition

    By Tim Lang, Michael Heasman

    In the years since publication of the first edition of Food Wars much has happened in the world of food policy. This new edition brings these developments fully up to date within the original analytical framework of competing paradigms or worldviews shaping the direction and decision-making within…

    Paperback – 2015-10-22
    Routledge

  • Adapting to Climate Uncertainty in African Agriculture

    Narratives and knowledge politics

    By Stephen Whitfield

    Future climatic and agro-ecological changes in Africa are uncertain and associated with high degrees of spatial and temporal variability and this change is differently simulated within divergent climate-crop models and in controlled crop breeding stations. Furthermore, uncertainty emerges in local…

    Paperback – 2015-09-08
    Routledge
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Governing Agricultural Sustainability

    Global lessons from GM crops

    Edited by Phil Macnaghten, Susana Carro-Ripalda

    Although GM crops are seen by their advocates as a key component of the future of world agriculture and as part of the solution for world poverty and hunger, their uptake has not been smooth nor universal: they have been marred by controversy and all too commonly their regulation has been…

    Paperback – 2015-07-09
    Routledge
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Pastoralism and Development in Africa

    Dynamic Change at the Margins

    Edited by Andy Catley, Jeremy Lind, Ian Scoones

    Once again, the Horn of Africa has been in the headlines. And once again the news has been bad: drought, famine, conflict, hunger, suffering and death. The finger of blame has been pointed in numerous directions: to the changing climate, to environmental degradation, to overpopulation, to…

    Paperback – 2012-06-28
    Routledge
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Contested Agronomy

    Agricultural Research in a Changing World

    Edited by James Sumberg, John Thompson

    The dramatic increases in food prices experienced over the last four years, and their effects of hunger and food insecurity, as well as human-induced climate change and its implications for agriculture, food production and food security, are key topics within the field of agronomy and agricultural…

    Paperback – 2012-03-15
    Routledge
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Regulating Technology

    International Harmonization and Local Realities

    By Patrick van Zwanenberg, Adrian Ely, Adrian Smith

    Examining the regulation of technologies, this book explores how the drive to harmonize regulatory policies across the world is at odds with the increasingly diverse local settings in which they are implemented. The authors use a 'framings' approach that starts with the concerns and experiences of…

    Paperback – 2011-04-05
    Routledge
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Rice Biofortification

    Lessons for Global Science and Development

    By Sally Brooks

    Biofortification – the enrichment of staple food crops with essential micronutrients – has been heralded as a uniquely sustainable solution to the problem of micronutrient deficiency or 'hidden hunger'. Considerable attention and resources are being directed towards the biofortification of rice –…

    Paperback – 2010-06-30
    Routledge
    Pathways to Sustainability

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