Rethinking 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 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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  • Author : Amir Kassam
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Pages : 476 pages
  • ISBN : 0128164115
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Rethinking Food and Agriculture

Rethinking Food and Agriculture
  • Author : Amir Kassam,Laila Kassam
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 30 October 2020
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

Rethinking Food and Agriculture

Rethinking Food and Agriculture
  • Author : Amir Kassam,Laila Kassam
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 04 November 2020
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

Rethinking Agricultural Policy Regimes

Rethinking Agricultural Policy Regimes
  • Author : Reider Almas,Hugh Campbell
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release : 15 March 2012
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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.

Re-Thinking Organic Food and Farming in a Changing World

Re-Thinking Organic Food and Farming in a Changing World
  • Author : Bernhard Freyer,Jim Bingen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 17 October 2014
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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 principles and ontological assumptions. The collection offers empirically grounded discussions that address the principles and fundamental assumptions of organic farming and marketing practices. The book draws attention to the core

The Meat Crisis

The Meat Crisis
  • Author : Joyce D'Silva,John Webster
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 23 August 2017
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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

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up
  • Author : Helena Norberg-Hodge,Peter Goering,John Page,International Society for Ecology and Culture
  • Publisher : Zed Books
  • Release : 24 July 2021
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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, degraded land and ailing communities. The way we produce our food is destructive and quite simply unsustainable. From the Ground Up: Rethinking Industrial Agriculture sets the decline of agriculture within

Rethinking Agriculture

Rethinking Agriculture
  • Author : Timothy P Denham,José Iriarte,Luc Vrydaghs
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 01 July 2016
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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

Tackling Climate Change Through Livestock

Tackling Climate Change Through Livestock
  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release : 24 July 2021
GET THIS BOOKTackling Climate Change Through Livestock

Greenhouse gas emissions by the livestock sector could be cut by as much as 30 percent through the wider use of existing best practices and technologies. FAO conducted a detailed analysis of GHG emissions at multiple stages of various livestock supply chains, including the production and transport of animal feed, on-farm energy use, emissions from animal digestion and manure decay, as well as the post-slaughter transport, refrigeration and packaging of animal products. This report represents the most comprehensive estimate made to-date

Food, Farms, and Solidarity

Food, Farms, and Solidarity
  • Author : Chaia Heller
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 28 January 2013
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Chaia Heller follows one of France's largest farmers' unions as it joins with peasants internationally to contest the hegemony of genetically modified foods, free trade, and industrial agriculture.

Rethinking Food and Agriculture

Rethinking Food and Agriculture
  • Author : Catherine; Seba Tubb (Tony)
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 24 July 2021
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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

Cultivating Food Justice

Cultivating Food Justice
  • Author : Alison Hope Alkon,Julian Agyeman
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 24 July 2021
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Popularized by such best-selling authors as Michael Pollan, Barbara Kingsolver, and Eric Schlosser, a growing food movement urges us to support sustainable agriculture by eating fresh food produced on local family farms. But many low-income neighborhoods and communities of color have been systematically deprived of access to healthy and sustainable food. These communities have been actively prevented from producing their own food and often live in "food deserts" where fast food is more common than fresh food. Cultivating Food Justice

Environment and Food

Environment and Food
  • Author : Colin Sage
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 07 July 2011
GET THIS BOOKEnvironment and Food

This timely book provides a thorough introduction to the inter-relationship of food and the environment. Its primary purpose is to bring to our attention the multiplicity of linkages and interconnections between what we eat and how this impacts on the earth’s resources. Having a better idea of the consequences of our food choices might encourage us to develop more sustainable practices of production and consumption in the decades ahead. Although human societies have, over time, brought under control a

Food Security for Rural Africa

Food Security for Rural Africa
  • Author : Terry Leahy
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 22 August 2018
GET THIS BOOKFood Security for Rural Africa

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

The right to water for food and agriculture

The right to water for food and agriculture
  • Author : The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release : 01 March 2020
GET THIS BOOKThe right to water for food and agriculture

The right to water emerged in the Nineties primarily as the right to domestic water for drinking, washing and cooking, and was closely related to the right to sanitation, both of which are seen as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living. This study examines the question of the right to water for food and agriculture and asks whether such a right can be found in the right to water, or whether it is more appropriate