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New and Published Books

  1. Contract Farming and the Development of Smallholder Agricultural Businesses

    Improving markets and value chains in Tanzania

    Edited by Joseph A. Kuzilwa, Niels Fold, Arne Henningsen, Marianne Nylandsted Larsen

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    Contract farming has received renewed attention recently as developing economies try to grapple with how to transform the agricultural sector and its associated value chains. This book reviews different contract arrangements and specific crops, applying both qualitative and quantitative...

    Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Routledge Handbook of National and Regional Ocean Policies

    Edited by Biliana Cicin-Sain, David L. VanderZwaag, Miriam C. Balgos

    This comprehensive handbook, prepared by leading ocean policy academics and practitioners from around the world, presents in-depth analyses of the experiences of fifteen developed and developing nations and four key regions of the world that have taken concrete steps toward cross-cutting and...

    Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Agricultural Policy in the United States

    Evolution and Economics

    By James L. Novak, James W. Pease, Larry D. Sanders

    Series: Routledge Textbooks in Environmental and Agricultural Economics

    Agricultural Policy in the US: Evolution and Economics traces the foundation of US agricultural policy from its colonial roots to the present, using economic concepts to analyze and interpret political and economic consequences. Ancient Roman food and agricultural reform, English Corn Law and other...

    Published April 8th 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. Land Grabbing in Africa

    The Race for Africa’s Rich Farmland

    Edited by Fassil Demissie

    The sign that ‘Africa is on Sale’ has been appearing with regular frequency in major newspaper accounts across the world, indicating that large amounts/expanses of Africa’s rich farmlands are being sold to transnational investors, usually on long-term leases, at a rate not seen in decades – indeed...

    Published January 21st 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. Global Governance, Legitimacy and Legitimation

    Edited by Magdalena Bexell

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    Rules set by global governance organizations affect communities across the world. Such organizations increasingly seek to obtain legitimacy in the eyes of groups beyond their member state elites. This book advances scholarly debate on the politics of legitimacy and legitimation in global governance...

    Published December 5th 2014 by Routledge