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  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. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Want, Waste or War?

    The Global Resource Nexus and the Struggle for Land, Energy, Food, Water and Minerals

    By Philip Andrews-Speed, Raimund Bleischwitz, Tim Boersma, Corey Johnson, Geoffrey Kemp, Stacy D. VanDeveer

    In addition to environmental change, the structure and trends of global politics and the economy are also changing as more countries join the ranks of the world’s largest economies with their resource-intensive patterns. The nexus approach, conceptualized as attention to resource connections and...

    Published November 25th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Primary Sector in Economic Development (Routledge Revivals)

    Proceedings of the Seventh Arne Ryde Symposium, Frostavallen, August 29-30 1983

    Edited by Mats Lundahl

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    It is a major problem for less developed countries to make their primary sectors sufficiently profitable in order to be able to build up their manufacturing and service sectors. This edited collection, first published in 1985, examines the nature of the primary sector and its role in economic...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Depolarizing Food and Agriculture

    An Economic Approach

    By Andrew Barkley, Paul W. Barkley

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    Many issues in food and agriculture are portrayed as increasingly polarized. These include industrial vs. sustainable agriculture, conventional vs. organic production methods, and global vs. local food sourcing, to name only three. This book addresses the origins, validity, consequences, and...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge