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New and Published Books

  1. Food Security, Food Prices and Climate Variability

    By Molly E. Brown

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    The agriculture system is under pressure to increase production every year as global population expands and more people move from a diet mostly made up of grains, to one with more meat, dairy and processed foods. This book uses a decade of primary research to examine how weather and...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Seasonal Workers in Mediterranean Agriculture

    The Social Costs of Eating Fresh

    Edited by Jörg Gertel, Sarah Ruth Sippel

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    Over the last three decades there has been a rapid expansion of intensive production of fresh fruit and vegetables in the Mediterranean regions of south and west Europe. Much of this depends on migrating workers for seasonal labour, including from Eastern Europe, North Africa and Latin America....

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 January 20th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Agro-Ecological Intensification of Agricultural Systems in the African Highlands

    Edited by Bernard Vanlauwe, Piet van Asten, Guy Blomme

    There is an urgent need to increase agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa in a sustainable and economically-viable manner. Transforming risk-averse smallholders into business-oriented producers that invest in producing surplus food for sale provides a formidable challenge, both from a...

    Published December 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Neoliberal Regime in the Agri-Food Sector

    Crisis, Resilience, and Restructuring

    Edited by Steven A. Wolf, Alessandro Bonanno

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    For the last three decades, the Neoliberal regime, emphasising economic growth through deregulation, market integration, expansion of the private sector, and contraction of the welfare state has shaped production and consumption processes in agriculture and food. These institutional arrangements...

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Agricultural Supply Chains and the Challenge of Price Risk

    By John Williams

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    This book discusses the issues of integration within food and fibre supply chains and the challenges in managing price risk. The problems of integration and price risk are interwoven in agricultural supply chains with production and supply risk as well as hoarding. However, without supply...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge

  8. Women, Livestock Ownership and Markets

    Bridging the Gender Gap in Eastern and Southern Africa

    Edited by Jemimah Njuki, Pascal C. Sanginga

    This book provides empirical evidence from Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique and from different production systems of the importance of livestock as an asset to women and their participation in livestock and livestock product markets. It explores the issues of intra-household income management and...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Food Chains: Quality, Safety and Efficiency in a Challenging World

    Edited by George Baourakis, Prodromos Kalaitzis, Konstadinos Mattas

    Food Chains: Quality, Safety and Efficiency in a Challenging World addresses the many issues facing European food producers and other food chain stakeholders, who endeavour to improve their competitive position in a highly competitive world food market. The Food Chain is one of the main...

    Published October 18th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Food Policy in the United States

    An Introduction

    By Parke Wilde

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    This book offers a broad introduction to food policies in the United States. Real-world controversies and debates motivate the book’s attention to economic principles, policy analysis, nutrition science and contemporary data sources. It assumes that the reader's concern is not just the economic...

    Published April 15th 2013 by Routledge