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  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 18 October 2020
  • ISBN : 9780128164112
  • Page : 476 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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Given the central role of the food and agriculture system in driving so many of the connected ecological, social and economic threats and challenges we currently face, Rethinking Food and Agriculture reviews, reassesses and reimagines the current food and agriculture system and the narrow paradigm in which it operates. Rethinking Food and Agriculture explores and uncovers some of the key historical, ethical, economic, social, cultural, political, and structural drivers and root causes of unsustainability, degradation of the agricultural environment, destruction of nature, short-comings in science and knowledge systems, inequality, hunger and food insecurity, and disharmony. It reviews efforts towards ‘sustainable development’, and reassesses whether these efforts have been implemented with adequate responsibility, acceptable societal and environmental costs and optimal engagement to secure sustainability, equity and justice. The book highlights the many ways that farmers and their communities, civil society groups, social movements, development experts, scientists and others have been raising awareness of these issues, implementing solutions and forging ‘new ways forward’, for example towards paradigms of agriculture, natural resource management and human nutrition which are more sustainable and just. Rethinking Food and Agriculture proposes ways to move beyond the current limited view of agro-ecological sustainability towards overall sustainability of the food and agriculture system based on the principle of ‘inclusive responsibility’. Inclusive responsibility encourages ecosystem sustainability based on agro-ecological and planetary limits to sustainable resource use for production and livelihoods. Inclusive responsibility also places importance on quality of life, pluralism, equity and justice for all and emphasises the health, well-being, sovereignty, dignity and rights of producers, consumers and other stakeholders, as well as of nonhuman animals and the natural world. Explores some of the key drivers and root causes of unsustainability , degradation of the agricultural environment and destruction of nature Highlights the many ways that different stakeholders have been forging 'new ways forward' towards alternative paradigms of agriculture, human nutrition and political economy, which are more sustainable and just Proposes ways to move beyong the current unsustainable exploitation of natural resources towards agroecological sustainability and overall sustainability of the food and agriculture system based on 'inclusive responsibility'

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Rethinking Food and Agriculture

Rethinking Food and Agriculture
  • Author : Ammir Kassam,Laila Kassam
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-10-18
  • ISBN : 9780128164112
GET THIS BOOKRethinking Food and Agriculture

Given the central role of the food and agriculture system in driving so many of the connected ecological, social and economic threats and challenges we currently face, Rethinking Food and Agriculture reviews, reassesses and reimagines the current food and agriculture system and the narrow paradigm in which it operates. Rethinking Food and Agriculture explores and uncovers some of the key historical, ethical, economic, social, cultural, political, and structural drivers and root causes of unsustainability, degradation of the agricultural environment, destruction

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • ISBN : 0997047178
GET THIS BOOKRethinking Food and Agriculture

We are on the cusp of the deepest, fastest, most consequential disruption in food and agricultural production since the first domestication of plants and animals ten thousand years ago. This is primarily a protein disruption driven by economics. The cost of proteins will be five times cheaper by 2030 and 10 times cheaper by 2025 than existing animal proteins, before ultimately approaching the coast of sugar. They will also be superior in every key attribute - more nutritious, healthier, better tasting, and more

Rethinking Agricultural Policy Regimes

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  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-03-15
  • ISBN : 9781780523484
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Through international case studies, this book evaluates how various policy challenges are having an impact on specific agricultural policy regimes, and what future lessons might be learnt from key policy experiments around neoliberalism and multifunctionality.

Global Food Insecurity

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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-03-29
  • ISBN : 9789400708907
GET THIS BOOKGlobal Food Insecurity

Human-kind and ecological systems are currently facing one of the toughest challenges: how to feed more billions of people in the future within the perspective of climate change, energy shortages, economic crises and growing competition for the use of renewable and non renewable resources. This challenge is even more crucial given that we have not yet come close to achieving the Millennium Development Goal of halving the number of people living in extreme poverty and hunger. Scientists and relevant stakeholders

From the Ground Up

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  • Publisher : Zed Books
  • Release Date : 2001-02
  • ISBN : 1856499944
GET THIS BOOKFrom the Ground Up

Modern industrial agriculture is in crisis. The dream of global abundance promised by chemical and biological technology is becoming a nightmare of health risks, degraded land and ailing communities. There is mounting public distrust of conventional agricultural practices. From the Ground Up explores the fundamental principles which underlie the growth- at-any-cost thinking of modern society and highlights some of the most promising alternative ways of producing environmentally healthy food.

Food Security for Rural Africa

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-08-22
  • ISBN : 9781351134132
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At least fifty years of projects aimed at the rural poor in Africa have had very little impact. Up to half of the children of these countries are still suffering from stunting and malnutrition. Soil degradation and poor crop yields are ubiquitous. Projects are almost always aimed at helping local people to solve their problems by growing for the market. In some countries, projects link poor villagers into cooperatives to produce a commercial output. In other countries, projects target more

Routledge Handbook of the History of Sustainability

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-10-18
  • ISBN : 9781134866557
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The Routledge Handbook of the History of Sustainability is a far-reaching survey of the deep and contemporary history of sustainability. This innovative resource will help to define the history of sustainability as an identifiable field. It provides a unique resource for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars, and delivers essential context for understanding the current state and future path of the sustainability movement. The history of sustainability is an increasingly important domain within the discipline of history, which draws on

Challenges and Opportunities of Circular Economy in Agri-Food Sector

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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-09-14
  • ISBN : 9789811637919
GET THIS BOOKChallenges and Opportunities of Circular Economy in Agri-Food Sector

Global population by 2050 is predicted to be over 9 billion and accordingly, the production systems will demolish about 140 billion tons per year of minerals, ores, fossil fuels and biomass, i.e., thrice of the current need, and the food production itself has to be doubled. Optimized resource usage, lifecycle management, and reduced carbon emission have become a priority for agri-food businesses today, and circular economy (CE) helps for a sustainable and flexible way to grow without exhausting primary materials, and it

Rethinking Agriculture

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  • Author : Timothy P Denham,José Iriarte,Luc Vrydaghs
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781315420998
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Although the need to study agriculture in different parts of the world on its “own terms” has long been recognized and re-affirmed, a tendency persists to evaluate agriculture across the globe using concepts, lines of evidence and methods derived from Eurasian research. However, researchers working in different regions are becoming increasingly aware of fundamental differences in the nature of, and methods employed to study, agriculture and plant exploitation practices in the past. Contributions to this volume rethink agriculture, whether in

Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-05-04
  • ISBN : 0999401602
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Rethinking Policy Piloting

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  • Author : Sreeja Nair
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-02-03
  • ISBN : 9781108840392
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Studies key design features of policy pilots influencing their scaling-up and mainstreaming into formal policies.

The Meat Crisis

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  • Author : Joyce D'Silva,John Webster
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-08-23
  • ISBN : 9781317203131
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Meat and dairy production and consumption are in crisis. Globally, 70 billion farm animals are used for food production every year. It is well accepted that livestock production is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) predicts a rough doubling of meat and milk consumption in the first half of the 21st century, with particularly rapid growth occurring in the developing economies of Asia. What will this mean for the health

Farmageddon

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  • Author : Philip Lymbery
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-01-30
  • ISBN : 9781408846421
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Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry. We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating – as the UK horsemeat scandal demonstrated. We are reaching a tipping point as the farming revolution threatens our countryside, health and the quality of our food wherever we live in the world. Farmageddon is a fascinating and terrifying investigative journey behind the closed doors of

The Broken Promise of Agricultural Progress

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-06-05
  • ISBN : 9781317910572
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Food and the global agricultural system has become one of the defining public concerns of the twenty-first century. Ecological disorder and inequity is at the heart of our food system. This thoughtful and confronting book tells the story of how the development of modern agriculture promised ecological and social stability but instead descended into dysfunction. Contributing to knowledge in environmental, cultural and agricultural histories, it explores how people have tried to live in the aftermath of ‘ecological imperialism’. The Broken

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  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release Date : 2020-07-27
  • ISBN : 9780896293878
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