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New and Published Books

  1. Sustainability in Coffee Production

    Creating Shared Value Chains in Colombia

    By Andrea Biswas-Tortajada, Asit K. Biswas

    Coffee, as a commodity and through its global value chains, is the focus of much interest to achieve fair trade and equitable outcomes for producers, processors and consumers. It has iconic cultural and economic significance for Colombia, which is one of the world's major coffee producers for the...

    Published June 16th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Sustainable Food Systems

    Building a New Paradigm

    Edited by Terry Marsden, Adrian Morley

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    In response to the challenges of a growing population and food security, there is an urgent need to construct a new agri-food sustainability paradigm. This book brings together an integrated range of key social science insights exploring the contributions and interventions necessary to build this...

    Published May 31st 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Food and Gastronomy

    Edited by Philip Sloan, Willy Legrand, Clare Hindley

    The issues surrounding the provision, preparation and development of food products is fundamental to every human being on the planet. Given the scarcity of agricultural land, environmental pollution, climate change and the exponential growth of the world’s population where starvation and obesity...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Water Management, Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Economies

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

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    This book addresses strategies for food security and sustainable agriculture in developing economies. The book focuses primarily on India, a fast developing economy, whose natural resource base comprising land and water supporting agricultural production is not only under enormous stress, but also...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Political Ecologies of Meat

    Edited by Jody Emel, Harvey Neo

    Series: Routledge Studies in Political Ecology

    Livestock production worldwide is increasing rapidly, in part due to economic growth and demand for meat in industrializing countries. Yet there are many concerns about the sustainability of increased meat production and consumption, from perspectives including human health, animal welfare, climate...

    Published May 20th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Global Food Security Governance

    Civil society engagement in the reformed Committee on World Food Security

    By Jessica Duncan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

    In 2007/8 world food prices spiked and global economic crisis set in, leaving hundreds of millions of people unable to access adequate food. The international reaction was swift. In a bid for leadership, the 123 member countries of the United Nations’ Committee on World Food Security (CFS) adopted...

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Food Sovereignty in International Context

    Discourse, politics and practice of place

    Edited by Amy Trauger

    Series: Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

    Food sovereignty is an emerging discourse of empowerment and autonomy in the food system with the development of associated practices in rural and some urban spaces. While literature on food sovereignty has proliferated since the first usage of the term in 1996 at the Rome Food Summit, most has...

    Published January 27th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Coffee Agroecology

    A New Approach to Understanding Agricultural Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Development

    By Ivette Perfecto, John Vandermeer

    Based on principles of the conservation and optimization of biodiversity and of equity and sustainability, this book focuses on the ecology of the coffee agroecosystem as a model for a sustainable agricultural ecosystem. It draws on the authors' own research conducted over the last twenty...

    Published January 19th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Food Utopias

    Reimagining citizenship, ethics and community

    Edited by Paul V. Stock, Michael Carolan, Christopher Rosin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

    Food is a contentious and emotive issue, subject to critiques from multiple perspectives. Alternative food movements – including the different articulations of local, food miles, seasonality, food justice, food knowledge and food sovereignty – consistently invoke themes around autonomy, sufficiency...

    Published January 15th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Human Rights and the Food Sovereignty Movement

    Reclaiming control

    By Priscilla Claeys

    Series: Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

    Our global food system is undergoing rapid change. Since the global food crisis of 2007-2008, a range of new issues have come to public attention, such as land grabbing, food prices volatility, agrofuels and climate change. Peasant social movements are trying to respond to these challenges by...

    Published January 8th 2015 by Routledge