Rethinking Food and Agriculture

Rethinking Food and Agriculture
Author: Catherine; Seba Tubb (Tony)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9780997047172
ISBN 13: 0997047178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Food and Agriculture Book Review:

We are on the cusp of the deepest, fastest, most consequential disruption in food and agricultural production since the first domestication of plants and animals ten thousand years ago. This is primarily a protein disruption driven by economics. The cost of proteins will be five times cheaper by 2030 and 10 times cheaper by 2025 than existing animal proteins, before ultimately approaching the coast of sugar. They will also be superior in every key attribute - more nutritious, healthier, better tasting, and more convenient, with almost unimaginable variety. This means that, by 2030, modern food products will be higher quality and cost less than half as much to produce as the animal derived products they replace. The impact of this disruption on industrial animal farming will be profound. By 2030, the number of cows in the U.S. will have fallen by 50% and the cattle farming industry will be all but bankrupt. All other livestock industries will suffer a similar fate, while the knock-on effect for crop farmers and businesses throughout the value chain will be severe.

Rethinking Food and Agriculture

Rethinking Food and Agriculture
Author: Ammir Kassam,Laila Kassam
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2020-10-18
ISBN 10: 0128164115
ISBN 13: 9780128164112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Food and Agriculture Book Review:

Given the central role of the food and agriculture system in driving so many of the connected ecological, social and economic threats and challenges we currently face, Rethinking Food and Agriculture reviews, reassesses and reimagines the current food and agriculture system and the narrow paradigm in which it operates. Rethinking Food and Agriculture explores and uncovers some of the key historical, ethical, economic, social, cultural, political, and structural drivers and root causes of unsustainability, degradation of the agricultural environment, destruction of nature, short-comings in science and knowledge systems, inequality, hunger and food insecurity, and disharmony. It reviews efforts towards ‘sustainable development’, and reassesses whether these efforts have been implemented with adequate responsibility, acceptable societal and environmental costs and optimal engagement to secure sustainability, equity and justice. The book highlights the many ways that farmers and their communities, civil society groups, social movements, development experts, scientists and others have been raising awareness of these issues, implementing solutions and forging ‘new ways forward’, for example towards paradigms of agriculture, natural resource management and human nutrition which are more sustainable and just. Rethinking Food and Agriculture proposes ways to move beyond the current limited view of agro-ecological sustainability towards overall sustainability of the food and agriculture system based on the principle of ‘inclusive responsibility’. Inclusive responsibility encourages ecosystem sustainability based on agro-ecological and planetary limits to sustainable resource use for production and livelihoods. Inclusive responsibility also places importance on quality of life, pluralism, equity and justice for all and emphasises the health, well-being, sovereignty, dignity and rights of producers, consumers and other stakeholders, as well as of nonhuman animals and the natural world. Explores some of the key drivers and root causes of unsustainability , degradation of the agricultural environment and destruction of nature Highlights the many ways that different stakeholders have been forging 'new ways forward' towards alternative paradigms of agriculture, human nutrition and political economy, which are more sustainable and just Proposes ways to move beyong the current unsustainable exploitation of natural resources towards agroecological sustainability and overall sustainability of the food and agriculture system based on 'inclusive responsibility'

Rethinking Food and Agriculture

Rethinking Food and Agriculture
Author: Amir Kassam,Laila Kassam
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2020-11-04
ISBN 10: 0128164107
ISBN 13: 9780128164105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Food and Agriculture Book Review:

Given the central role of the food and agriculture system in driving so many of the connected ecological, social and economic threats and challenges we currently face, Rethinking Food and Agriculture reviews, reassesses and reimagines the current food and agriculture system and the narrow paradigm in which it operates. Rethinking Food and Agriculture explores and uncovers some of the key historical, ethical, economic, social, cultural, political, and structural drivers and root causes of unsustainability, degradation of the agricultural environment, destruction of nature, short-comings in science and knowledge systems, inequality, hunger and food insecurity, and disharmony. It reviews efforts towards 'sustainable development', and reassesses whether these efforts have been implemented with adequate responsibility, acceptable societal and environmental costs and optimal engagement to secure sustainability, equity and justice. The book highlights the many ways that farmers and their communities, civil society groups, social movements, development experts, scientists and others have been raising awareness of these issues, implementing solutions and forging 'new ways forward', for example towards paradigms of agriculture, natural resource management and human nutrition which are more sustainable and just. Rethinking Food and Agriculture proposes ways to move beyond the current limited view of agro-ecological sustainability towards overall sustainability of the food and agriculture system based on the principle of 'inclusive responsibility'. Inclusive responsibility encourages ecosystem sustainability based on agro-ecological and planetary limits to sustainable resource use for production and livelihoods. Inclusive responsibility also places importance on quality of life, pluralism, equity and justice for all and emphasises the health, well-being, sovereignty, dignity and rights of producers, consumers and other stakeholders, as well as of nonhuman animals and the natural world. Explores some of the key drivers and root causes of unsustainability , degradation of the agricultural environment and destruction of nature Highlights the many ways that different stakeholders have been forging 'new ways forward' towards alternative paradigms of agriculture, human nutrition and political economy, which are more sustainable and just Proposes ways to move beyong the current unsustainable exploitation of natural resources towards agroecological sustainability and overall sustainability of the food and agriculture system based on 'inclusive responsibility'

Tackling Climate Change Through Livestock

Tackling Climate Change Through Livestock
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 115
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 925107920X
ISBN 13: 9789251079201
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tackling Climate Change Through Livestock Book Review:

Greenhouse gas emissions by the livestock sector could be cut by as much as 30 percent through the wider use of existing best practices and technologies. FAO conducted a detailed analysis of GHG emissions at multiple stages of various livestock supply chains, including the production and transport of animal feed, on-farm energy use, emissions from animal digestion and manure decay, as well as the post-slaughter transport, refrigeration and packaging of animal products. This report represents the most comprehensive estimate made to-date of livestocks contribution to global warming as well as the sectors potential to help tackle the problem. This publication is aimed at professionals in food and agriculture as well as policy makers.

Re Thinking Organic Food and Farming in a Changing World

Re Thinking Organic Food and Farming in a Changing World
Author: Bernhard Freyer,Jim Bingen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014-10-17
ISBN 10: 9401791902
ISBN 13: 9789401791908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Re Thinking Organic Food and Farming in a Changing World Book Review:

This book is based on the assumption that “organic has lost its way”. Paradoxically, it comes at a time when we witness the continuing of growth in organic food production and markets around the world. Yet, the book claims that organic has lost sight of its first or fundamental philosophical principles and ontological assumptions. The collection offers empirically grounded discussions that address the principles and fundamental assumptions of organic farming and marketing practices. The book draws attention to the core principles of organic and offers different clearly articulated and well-defined conceptual frameworks that offer new insights into organic practices. Divided into five parts, the book presents new perspectives on enduring issues, examines standards and certification, gives insights into much-discussed and additional market and consumer issues, and reviews the interplay of organic and conventional farming. The book concludes with a framework for rethinking ethics in the organic movement and reflections on the positioning of organic ethics.

Rethinking Agricultural Policy Regimes

Rethinking Agricultural Policy Regimes
Author: Reider Almas,Hugh Campbell
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2012-03-15
ISBN 10: 1780523483
ISBN 13: 9781780523484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Agricultural Policy Regimes Book Review:

Through international case studies, this book evaluates how various policy challenges are having an impact on specific agricultural policy regimes, and what future lessons might be learnt from key policy experiments around neoliberalism and multifunctionality.

Global Food Insecurity

Global Food Insecurity
Author: Mohamed Behnassi,Sidney Draggan,Sanni Yaya
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2011-03-29
ISBN 10: 9400708904
ISBN 13: 9789400708907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Food Insecurity Book Review:

Human-kind and ecological systems are currently facing one of the toughest challenges: how to feed more billions of people in the future within the perspective of climate change, energy shortages, economic crises and growing competition for the use of renewable and non renewable resources. This challenge is even more crucial given that we have not yet come close to achieving the Millennium Development Goal of halving the number of people living in extreme poverty and hunger. Scientists and relevant stakeholders are now voicing a clear message: that multiple challenges the world is facing require innovative, multifaceted, science-based, technological, economic and political approaches in theoretical thinking, decision making and action. With this background central to survival and well-being, the purpose of this volume is to formulate and promote relevant theoretical analysis and policy recommendations. The major perspective of this publication is that paradigm and policy shifts at all levels are needed urgently. This is based on the evidence that agriculture in the 21st century will be undergoing significant demands, arising largely from the need to increase the global food enterprise, while adjusting and contributing to climate change adaptation and mitigation. Global Food Insecurity aims at providing structure to effect achievement of this critically needed roadmap.

Rethinking Agriculture

Rethinking Agriculture
Author: Timothy P Denham,José Iriarte,Luc Vrydaghs
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN 10: 1315421003
ISBN 13: 9781315421001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Agriculture Book Review:

Although the need to study agriculture in different parts of the world on its “own terms” has long been recognized and re-affirmed, a tendency persists to evaluate agriculture across the globe using concepts, lines of evidence and methods derived from Eurasian research. However, researchers working in different regions are becoming increasingly aware of fundamental differences in the nature of, and methods employed to study, agriculture and plant exploitation practices in the past. Contributions to this volume rethink agriculture, whether in terms of existing regional chronologies, in terms of techniques employed, or in terms of the concepts that frame our interpretations. This volume highlights new archaeological and ethnoarchaeological research on early agriculture in understudied non-Eurasian regions, including Island Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the Americas and Africa, to present a more balanced view of the origins and development of agricultural practices around the globe.

Rethinking Transportation 2020 2030

Rethinking Transportation 2020 2030
Author: James Arbib,Tony Seba
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-05-04
ISBN 10: 9780999401606
ISBN 13: 0999401602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Food Security for Rural Africa

Food Security for Rural Africa
Author: Terry Leahy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2018-08-22
ISBN 10: 1351134132
ISBN 13: 9781351134132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Security for Rural Africa Book Review:

At least fifty years of projects aimed at the rural poor in Africa have had very little impact. Up to half of the children of these countries are still suffering from stunting and malnutrition. Soil degradation and poor crop yields are ubiquitous. Projects are almost always aimed at helping local people to solve their problems by growing for the market. In some countries, projects link poor villagers into cooperatives to produce a commercial output. In other countries, projects target more competent entrepreneurial villagers. Almost all these projects fail after several years. Even those that are successful make few inroads into the problems. While the slogan 'feeding the farmers first' comes from the Philippines, it is particularly applicable to much of Africa, where household food security can come from household production. This book explains how projects can be designed that increase food security through subsistence production. Focusing on particular people and projects, it gives a sociological analysis of why this is so difficult to manage. This book challenges the models promoted by academics in the field of development studies and argues against the strategies adopted by most donor organizations and government bodies.It explains why commercial projects have been so ubiquitous even though they rarely work. It gives practical tips on how to set up villages and farms to achieve sustainable solutions that also provide plenty of nutritious food. The book is written to be accessible and engaging. For anyone planning to work in the rural areas of Africa, this book is required reading.

The Meat Crisis

The Meat Crisis
Author: Joyce D'Silva,John Webster
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2017-08-23
ISBN 10: 1317203135
ISBN 13: 9781317203131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Meat Crisis Book Review:

Meat and dairy production and consumption are in crisis. Globally, 70 billion farm animals are used for food production every year. It is well accepted that livestock production is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) predicts a rough doubling of meat and milk consumption in the first half of the 21st century, with particularly rapid growth occurring in the developing economies of Asia. What will this mean for the health and wellbeing of those animals, of the people who consume ever larger quantities of animal products, and for the health of the planet itself? The new edition of this powerful and challenging book explores the impacts of the global growth in the production and consumption of meat and dairy, including cultural and health factors, and the implications of the likely intensification of farming for both small-scale producers and for animals. Several chapters explore the related environmental issues, from resource use of water, cereals and soya, to the impact of livestock production on global warming and issues concerning biodiversity, land use and the impacts of different farming systems on the environment. A final group of chapters addresses ethical and policy implications for the future of food and livestock production and consumption. Since the first edition, published in 2010, all chapters have been updated, three original chapters re-written and six new chapters added, with additional coverage of dietary effects of milk and meat, antibiotics in animal production, and the economic, political and ethical dimensions of meat consumption. The overall message is clearly that we must eat less meat to help secure a more sustainable and equitable world.

Rethinking African Agriculture

Rethinking African Agriculture
Author: Goran Hyden,Kazuhiko Sugimura,Tadasu Tsuruta
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2020-07-20
ISBN 10: 0429879369
ISBN 13: 9780429879364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking African Agriculture Book Review:

Rethinking African Agriculture argues that rural communities in Africa are still shaped by non-agrarian factors both in livelihood strategy and social formation. This volume renews and deepens the research on the African peasantry by offering a fresh perspective drawn from the hitherto largely unknown Japanese research on the subject. The ethnographic fieldwork focuses not only on the micro environment of the producers but also the broader historical context in which they live and work. The contributors argue that, in comparison with other regions of the world, Africa has never passed through an agrarian revolution that would effectively change the mode of production from within. Modernization efforts from the outside have fallen far short of the ambition to transform agriculture in Africa. Rural Africa is still largely a natural society characterized by "non-agrarian" features as evident in people’s livelihood, social organization, and farming systems. This book will be of interest to social scientists and anthropologists focusing on African development, agriculture and agrarian societies,

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up
Author: Helena Norberg-Hodge,Peter Goering,John Page,International Society for Ecology and Culture
Publsiher: Zed Books
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2001-02
ISBN 10: 9781856499941
ISBN 13: 1856499944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Ground Up Book Review:

Modern industrial agriculture is in crisis. The dream of global abundance promised by chemical and biological technology is becoming a nightmare of health risks, degraded land and ailing communities. There is mounting public distrust of conventional agricultural practices. From the Ground Up explores the fundamental principles which underlie the growth- at-any-cost thinking of modern society and highlights some of the most promising alternative ways of producing environmentally healthy food.

Unsettling Food Politics

Unsettling Food Politics
Author: Christopher Mayes
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN 10: 1786600986
ISBN 13: 9781786600981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsettling Food Politics Book Review:

This book uses current debates over Michel Foucault’s method of genealogy as a practice of critique to reveal the historical constitution of contemporary alternative food discourses.

Farmageddon

Farmageddon
Author: Philip Lymbery
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2014-01-30
ISBN 10: 140884642X
ISBN 13: 9781408846421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Farmageddon Book Review:

Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry. We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating – as the UK horsemeat scandal demonstrated. We are reaching a tipping point as the farming revolution threatens our countryside, health and the quality of our food wherever we live in the world. Farmageddon is a fascinating and terrifying investigative journey behind the closed doors of a runaway industry across the world – from the UK, Europe and the USA, to China, Argentina, Peru and Mexico. It is both a wake-up call to change our current food production and eating practices and an attempt to find a way to a better farming future.

Farming Systems and Poverty

Farming Systems and Poverty
Author: John A. Dixon,David P. Gibbon,Aidan Gulliver,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9789251046272
ISBN 13: 9251046271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Farming Systems and Poverty Book Review:

A joint FAO and World Bank study which shows how the farming systems approach can be used to identify priorities for the reduction of hunger and poverty in the main farming systems of the six major developing regions of the world.

Civic Agriculture

Civic Agriculture
Author: Thomas A. Lyson
Publsiher: UPNE
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-05-22
ISBN 10: 1611683033
ISBN 13: 9781611683035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civic Agriculture Book Review:

A engaging analysis of food production in the United States emphasizing that sustainable agricultural development is important to community health.

Cultivating Food Justice

Cultivating Food Justice
Author: Alison Hope Alkon,Julian Agyeman
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0262016265
ISBN 13: 9780262016261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultivating Food Justice Book Review:

Popularized by such best-selling authors as Michael Pollan, Barbara Kingsolver, and Eric Schlosser, a growing food movement urges us to support sustainable agriculture by eating fresh food produced on local family farms. But many low-income neighborhoods and communities of color have been systematically deprived of access to healthy and sustainable food. These communities have been actively prevented from producing their own food and often live in "food deserts" where fast food is more common than fresh food. Cultivating Food Justice describes their efforts to envision and create environmentally sustainable and socially just alternatives to the food system. Bringing together insights from studies of environmental justice, sustainable agriculture, critical race theory, and food studies, Cultivating Food Justice highlights the ways race and class inequalities permeate the food system, from production to distribution to consumption. The studies offered in the book explore a range of important issues, including agricultural and land use policies that systematically disadvantage Native American, African American, Latino/a, and Asian American farmers and farmworkers; access problems in both urban and rural areas; efforts to create sustainable local food systems in low-income communities of color; and future directions for the food justice movement. These diverse accounts of the relationships among food, environmentalism, justice, race, and identity will help guide efforts to achieve a just and sustainable agriculture.

Food Systems in Africa

Food Systems in Africa
Author: Gaëlle Balineau,Arthur Bauer,Martin Kessler,Nicole Madariaga
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2021-01-11
ISBN 10: 1464815895
ISBN 13: 9781464815898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Systems in Africa Book Review:

Rapid population growth, poorly planned urbanization, and evolving agricultural production and distribution practices are changing foodways in African cities and creating challenges: Africans are increasingly facing hunger, undernutrition, and malnutrition. Yet change also creates new opportunities. The food economy currently is the main source of jobs on the continent, promising more employment in the near future in farming, food processing, and food product distribution. These opportunities are undermined, however, by inefficient links among farmers, intermediaries, and consumers, leading to the loss of one-third of all food produced. This volume is an in-depth analysis of food system shortcomings in three West African cities: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire; Rabat, Morocco; and Niamey, Niger. Using the lens of geographical economics and sociology, the authors draw on quantitative and qualitative field surveys and case studies to offer insightful analyses of political institutions. They show the importance of “hard†? physical infrastructure, such as transport, storage, and wholesale and retail market facilities. They also describe the “soft†? infrastructure of institutions that facilitate trade, such as interpersonal trust, market information systems, and business climates. The authors find that the vague mandates and limited capacities of national trade and agriculture ministries, regional and urban authorities, neighborhood councils, and market cooperatives often hamper policy interventions. This volume comes to a simple conclusion: international development policy makers and their financial and technical partners have neglected urban markets for far too long, and now is the time to rethink and reinvest in this complex yet crucial subject.

Sustainable Agriculture for Food Security

Sustainable Agriculture for Food Security
Author: Acharya Balkrishna
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2021-10-01
ISBN 10: 1000485897
ISBN 13: 9781000485899
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Agriculture for Food Security Book Review:

Sustainable Agriculture for Food Security: A Global Perspective takes an analytical approach to issues related to current agricultural practices. It looks at global geographical data and key statistical reports to aid readers in comparing, understanding, and making agricultural decisions. The book is divided into chapters with each dealing with a specific problem and its solutions, keeping in mind the context of geographical variations. The book first provides a historical overview of the socioeconomic importance of agriculture around the world along with a discussion on threats and opportunities in the agricultural sector. It goes on to explore the importance of water sources for agriculture, including rain-fed agriculture practices, water harvesting techniques, sustainable irrigation practices, and irrigation water management. Guidance on the usage of agrochemicals and solutions to their detrimental effects from non-standardized consumption is also addressed. The volume also includes a discussion on organic farming methods, certification standards, and key restrictions in crop production. Part 2 goes on to examine postharvest management practices used in different geographical areas along with analysis on the role of technology and obstacles in implementation. The commercialization of agriculture through food processing, branding, and retailing is reviewed along with suggestions on available marketing platforms and promotional aspects. It goes on to outline the situational analysis of food adulteration as well as norms and regulations of food security at the international level. Lastly, the concept of biofortification is explained along with methods and strategies of biofortified food production. The impact of biofortification over socioeconomic development of a specific country is also analyzed. Written for a wide audience, this volume is a thoughtful overview and analysis of the increasingly necessary topic of sustainable agriculture for food security and will be of interest to faculty and research scholars, working professionals, social activists, policymakers, farmers, and institutions and organizations involved in agricultural education, research, and development.