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New and Published Books

  1. Global Food-Price Shocks and Poor People

    Themes and Case Studies

    Edited by Marc J. Cohen, Melinda Smale

    Series: Development in Practice Books

    This book examines the effects of high and volatile food prices during 2007-08 on low-income farmers and consumers in developing, transition, and industrialized countries. Previous studies of this crisis have mostly used models to estimate the likely impacts. This volume includes actual evidence...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Key Concepts in Water Resource Management

    A Review and Critical Evaluation

    Edited by Jonathan Lautze

    Series: Earthscan Water Text

    The vocabulary and discourse of water resource management have expanded vastly in recent years to include an array of new concepts and terminology, such as water security, water productivity, virtual water and water governance. While the new conceptual lenses may generate insights that improve...

    Published June 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Handbook of Land and Water Grabs in Africa

    Foreign direct investment and food and water security

    By John Anthony Allan, Martin Keulertz, Suvi Sojamo, Jeroen Warner

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    According to estimates by the International Land Coalition based at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), 57 million hectares of land have been leased to foreign investors since 2007. Current research has focused on human rights issues related to inward investment in land but...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Ethical Trade, Gender and Sustainable Livelihoods

    Women Smallholders and Ethicality in Kenya

    By Kiah Smith

    Fair and ethical trade is often criticized for being highly gendered, and for institutionalizing the ethical values of consumers, the priorities of NGOs and governments, and most of all, food retailers. But little is known about how women smallholder farmers experience diverse ethical...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Water for Food Security and Well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Social and Environmental Implications for a Globalized Economy

    Edited by Bárbara A. Willaarts, Alberto Garrido, M. Ramón Llamas

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    This volume provides an analytical and facts-based overview on the progress achieved in water security in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region over during the last decade, and its links to regional development, food security and human well-being. Although the book takes a regional approach,...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus

    Lessons from India for Development

    Edited by M. Dinesh Kumar, Nitin Bassi, A. Narayanamoorthy, M.V.K. Sivamohan

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

    It is becoming increasingly recognized that for the optimal sustainable development and use of natural resources, an integrated approach to water management, agriculture, food security and energy is required. This "nexus" is now the focus of major attention by researchers, policy-makers and...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Gender Research in Natural Resource Management

    Building Capacities in the Middle East and North Africa

    Edited by Malika Abdelali-Martini, Aden Aw-Hassan

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

    The aim of this book is to highlight the role that gender research can play in understanding natural resource management and rural development issues in the Middle East and North Africa region and how hands-on training and mentoring can be used as a capacity enhancement approach...

    Published December 13th 2013 by Routledge

  8. African Environments and Resources

    By L. A. Lewis, L. Berry

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1988, this work provides a comprehensive picture of the range of physical environments in Africa, focusing upon those characteristics and issues central to the management of environmental resources. Beginning with an overview of the geographical and environmental history of...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Green Revolution Revisited

    Critique and Alternatives

    Edited by Bernhard Glaeser

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    The Green Revolution – the apparently miraculous increase in cereal crop yields achieved in the 1960s – came under severe criticism in the 1970s because of its demands for optimal irrigation, intensive use of fertilisers and pesticides; its damaging impact on social structures; and its monoculture...

    Published April 12th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Learning From China?

    Development and Environment in Third World Countries

    Edited by Bernhard Glaeser

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1987, this volume was written to shed some light upon the nature and environmental consequences and wider relevance of development strategies in the Peoples’ Republic of China. It covers industrialisation, food production, energy use and landscape and settlement planning. The...

    Published April 12th 2013 by Routledge