Rethinking Food and Agriculture

Written By Amir Kassam
Rethinking Food and Agriculture
  • Publsiher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 30 October 2020
  • ISBN : 0128164115
  • Pages : 476 pages
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Download or read book entitled Rethinking Food and Agriculture by author: Amir Kassam which was release on 30 October 2020 and published by Woodhead Publishing with total page 476 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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'

Rethinking Food and Agriculture

Rethinking Food and Agriculture
  • Author : Amir Kassam,Laila Kassam
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-10-30
  • Total pages : 476
  • ISBN : 0128164115
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2014-01-10
  • Total pages : 250
  • ISBN : 0128164115
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Summary : Taking as a starting point that hunger results from social exclusion and distributional inequities and that lasting, sustainable and just solutions are to be found in changing the structures that underlie our food systems, this book examines how law shapes global food systems and their ongoing transformations. Using detailed case ...

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  • Author : Graham Thomas Tate Molitor
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 7
  • ISBN : 0128164115
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Summary : Agricultural biotechnology has dramatically boosted productivity in recent years creating a series of practical and economic dilemmas with serious implications for governments, society and the environment. This article discusses the important issues arising from these technological advances including the effects on farming, water and land resources and population growth. (SLNSW ...

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  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-03-15
  • Total pages : 250
  • ISBN : 0128164115
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Summary : 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....

Rethinking Agriculture

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  • Author : Timothy P Denham,José Iriarte,Luc Vrydaghs
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-07-01
  • Total pages : 476
  • ISBN : 0128164115
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Publisher : Zed Books
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 120
  • ISBN : 0128164115
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Summary : Modern industrial agriculture is in crisis. In our obsession with 'efficiency' and short-term profit, we are losing all real connection with the natural world. As a result, the dream of global abundance promised by the introduction of chemical fertilisers, pesticides and hybrid seeds is becoming a nightmare of health risks, ...

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  • Publisher : Worldwatch Institute
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Total pages : 91
  • ISBN : 0128164115
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Summary : This book documents the harmful effects of factory farming in both industrialized and developing countries and explains the range of problems it can cause. From transmission of disease and loss of livestock diversity to hazardous and unsanitary processing methods, it shows clearly why factory farming is an unsafe, inhumane, and ...

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Total pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0128164115
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0128164115
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-03-29
  • Total pages : 408
  • ISBN : 0128164115
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Author : Gaëlle Balineau,Arthur Bauer,Martin Kessler,Nicole Madariaga
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2021-01-11
  • Total pages : 164
  • ISBN : 0128164115
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Summary : Rapid population growth, poorly planned urbanization, and evolving agricultural production and distribution practices are changing foodways in African cities and creating challenges: Africans are increasingly facing hunger, undernutrition, and malnutrition. Yet change also creates new opportunities. The food economy currently is the main source of jobs on the continent, promising ...

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  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release Date : 2018-05-10
  • Total pages : 84
  • ISBN : 0128164115
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Summary : This report forms part of a review aimed at providing advice on improving forest concession systems in tropical forests. The review was carried out by FAO in cooperation with the International Tropical Timber Organization, the Brazilian Forest Service, the Center for International Forestry Research and Centre de Coopération Internationale ...

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  • Author : Piero Conforti
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 539
  • ISBN : 0128164115
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Summary : In 2009 FAO organised a Forum and a High-level Expert Meeting on 'How to feed the World in 2050'. This book provides vital statistics and includes valuable papers coming out of the meeting. Several aspects of the perspectives for global agriculture are analysed and FAO s projections for the years to ...

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  • Author : Bernhard Freyer,Jim Bingen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-10-17
  • Total pages : 329
  • ISBN : 0128164115
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Summary : This book is based on the assumption that “organic has lost its way”. Paradoxically, it comes at a time when we witness the continuing of growth in organic food production and markets around the world. Yet, the book claims that organic has lost sight of its first or fundamental philosophical ...

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  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,World Food Programme ,International Fund for Agriculture Development,World Health Organization ,United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release Date : 2020-05-01
  • Total pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0128164115
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Summary : The past few decades have seen dramatic improvements in the region in access to food, reduction in stunting rates, in premature death and disability caused by communicable, maternal, neonatal, and nutritional diseases. However, the gains in the fight against hunger and malnutrition have reversed in the wake of conflicts and ...