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Labor Relations in Globalized Food

Labor Relations in Globalized Food

  • Author: Terry Marsden,Josefa Salete Barbosa Cavalcanti,Alessandro Bonanno
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN: 1783507128
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
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This book looks at labor in agriculture and food in a global era by studying salient characteristics of the conditions and use of labor in global agri-food. Written by experienced and also emerging scholars, the chapters present a wealth of empirical data and robust theorizations that allow readers to grasp the complexity of this topic.

Handbook of the International Political Economy of Agriculture and Food

Handbook of the International Political Economy of Agriculture and Food

  • Author: Alessandro Bonanno,Lawrence Busch
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1782548262
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 392
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This book tackles the central question of the political and structural changes and characteristics that govern agriculture and food. Original contributions explore this highly globalized economic sector by analyzing salient geographical regions and sub

Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems

Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0080931391
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 464
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Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems, Second Edition addresses important issues by examining topics of global agriculture and food systems that are key to understanding the challenges we face. Questions it addresses include: Will we be able to produce enough food to meet the increasing dietary needs and wants of the additional two billion people expected to inhabit our planet by 2050? Will we be able to meet the need for so much more food while simultaneously reducing adverse environmental effects of today’s agriculture practices? Will we be able to produce the additional food using less land and water than we use now? These are among the most important challenges that face our planet in the coming decades. The broad themes of food systems and people, agriculture and the environment, the science of agriculture, agricultural products, and agricultural production systems are covered in more than 200 separate chapters of this work. The book provides information that serves as the foundation for discussion of the food and environment challenges of the world. An international group of highly respected authors addresses these issues from a global perspective and provides the background, references, and linkages for further exploration of each of topics of this comprehensive work. Addresses important challenges of sustainability and efficiency from a global perspective. Takes a detailed look at the important issues affecting the agricultural and food industries today. Full colour throughout.

Globalising Food

Globalising Food

Agrarian Questions and Global Restructuring

  • Author: David Goodman,Michael Watts
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 0415162521
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 383
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In an increasingly global world, societies are being provisioned from a bewildering array of sources as new countries and new food commodities are drawn into international markets. Globalising Food provides an innovative contribution to the area of political economy of agriculture, food and consumption through a revealing investigation of the globalisation and restructuring of localised agricultural sectors and food systems. The book draws on new theoretical perspectives and wide-ranging case studies from Britain, the USA, India, South Africa, New Zealand and Latin America. The key themes addresses range from giant multinational food corporations, rural industrialisation and World Bank policies, to the regulation of pollution, labour relations, urban food politics and environmental sustainability. Globalising Food offers important insights into the problems, consequences and limits of the industrialisation of agriculture and the provisioning of food in a global world as we approach the new millenium.

Confronting the Blue Revolution

Confronting the Blue Revolution

Industrial Aquaculture and Sustainability in the Global South

  • Author: Saidul Islam
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442665564
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 248
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Like the Green Revolution of the 1960s, a “Blue Revolution” has taken place in global aquaculture. Geared towards quenching the appetite of privileged consumers in the global North, it has come at a high price for the South: ecological devastation, displacement of rural subsistence farmers, and labour exploitation. The uncomfortable truth is that food security for affluent consumers depends on a foundation of social and ecological devastation in the producing countries. In Confronting the Blue Revolution, Md Saidul Islam uses the shrimp farming industry in Bangladesh and across the global South to show the social and environmental impact of industrialized aquaculture. The book pushes us to reconsider our attitudes to consumption patterns in the developed world, neoliberal environmental governance, and the question of sustainability.

Challenges for Rural America in the Twenty-First Century

Challenges for Rural America in the Twenty-First Century

  • Author: David L. Brown,Louis E. Swanson
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 0271073462
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 536
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The twentieth century was one of profound transformation in rural America. Demographic shifts and economic restructuring have conspired to alter dramatically the lives of rural people and their communities. Challenges for Rural America in the Twenty-First Century defines these changes and interprets their implications for the future of rural America. The volume follows in the tradition of "decennial volumes" co-edited by presidents of the Rural Sociological Society and published in the Society's Rural Studies Series. Essays have been specially commissioned to examine key aspects of public policy relevant to rural America in the new century. Contributors include:Lionel Beaulieu, Alessandro Bonnano, David Brown, Ralph Brown, Frederick Buttel, Ted Bradshaw, Douglas Constance, Steve Daniels, Lynn England, William Falk, Cornelia Flora, Jan Flora, Glenn Fuguitt, Nina Glasgow, Leland Glenna, Angela Gonzales, Gary Green, Rosalind Harris, Tom Hirschl, Douglas Jackson-Smith, Leif Jensen, Ken Johnson, Richard Krannich, Daniel Lichter, Linda Lobao, Al Luloff, Tom Lyson, Kate MacTavish, David McGranahan, Diane McLaughlin, Philip McMichael, Lois Wright Morton, Domenico Parisi, Peggy Petrzelka, Kenneth Pigg, Rogelio Saenz, Sonya Salamon, Jeff Sharp, Curtis Stofferahn, Louis Swanson, Ann Tickameyer, Leanne Tigges, Cruz Torres, Mildred Warner, Ronald Wimberley, Dreamal Worthen, and Julie Zimmerman.

Dynamik der globalen Krise

Dynamik der globalen Krise

  • Author: Samir Amin,Giovanni Arrighi,Andre Gunder Frank,Immanuel Wallerstein
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3663162842
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 180
  • View: 3715
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Grabbing Power

Grabbing Power

The New Struggles for Land, Food and Democracy in Northern Honduras

  • Author: Tanya M Kerssen
  • Publisher: Food First Books
  • ISBN: 0935028447
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 188
  • View: 8036
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Grabbing Power explores the history of agribusiness and land conflicts in Northern Honduras focusing on the Aguán Valley, where peasant movements battle large palm oil producers for the right to land. In the wake of a military coup that overthrew Honduran president Manuel Zelaya in June 2009, rural communities in the Aguán have been brutally repressed, with over 60 people killed in just over two years. United States military aid--spent in the name of the War on Drugs--fuels the Honduran government's ability to repress its people. A strong and inspiring movement for land, food and democracy has grown over the last two years, and it shows no sign of backing down.

Rural Gender Relations

Rural Gender Relations

Issues and Case Studies

  • Author: Bettina B. Bock,S. Shortall
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 1845930371
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 374
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Provides an overview of the potential role of organic agriculture in a global perspective. This book discusses political ecology, ecological justice, ecological economics, and free trade. It includes role of organic agriculture for improving soil fertility, nutrient cycling and food security and reducing veterinary medicine use, and more.

Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook

Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook

  • Author: World Bank,Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO),International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 0821375881
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 764
  • View: 2699
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The 'Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook' provides an up-to-date understanding of gender issues and a rich compilation of compelling evidence of good practices and lessons learned to guide practitioners in integrating gender dimensions into agricultural projects and programs. It is serves as a tool for: guidance; showcasing key principles in integrating gender into projects; stimulating the imagination of practitioners to apply lessons learned, experiences, and innovations to the design of future support and investment in the agriculture sector. The Sourcebook draws on a wide range of experience from World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and other donor agencies, governments, institutions, and groups active in agricultural development. The Sourcebook looks at: access to and control of assets; access to markets, information and organization; and capacity to manage risk and vulnerability through a gender lens. There are 16 modules covering themes of cross-cutting importance for agriculture with strong gender dimensions (Policy, Public Administration and Governance; Agricultural Innovation and Education; Food Security; Markets; Rural Finance; Rural Infrastructure; Water; Land; Labor; Natural Resource Management; and Disaster and Post-Conflict Management) and specific subsectors in agriculture (Crops, Livestock, Forestry, and Fisheries). A separate module on Monitoring and Evaluation is included, responding to the need to track implementation and development impact. Each module contains three different sub-units: (1) A Module Overview gives a broad introduction to the topic and provides a summary of major development issues in the sector and rationale of looking at gender dimension; (2) Thematic Notes provide a brief and technically sound guide in gender integration in selected themes with lessons learned, guidelines, checklists, organizing principles, key questions, and key performance indicators; and (3) Innovative Activity Profiles describe the design and innovative features of recent and exciting projects and activities that have been implemented or are ongoing.

Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies

Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies

  • Author: Mark Shucksmith,David L. Brown
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317619854
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 698
  • View: 968
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Rural societies around the world are changing in fundamental ways, both at their own initiative and in response to external forces. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies examines the organisation and transformation of rural society in more developed regions of the world, taking an interdisciplinary and problem-focused approach. Written by leading social scientists from many countries, it addresses emerging issues and challenges in innovative and provocative ways to inform future policy. This volume is organised around eight emerging social, economic and environmental challenges: Demographic change. Economic transformations. Food systems and land. Environment and resources. Changing configurations of gender and rural society. Social and economic equality. Social dynamics and institutional capacity. Power and governance. Cross-cutting these challenges are the growing interdependence of rural and urban; the rise in inequality within and between places; the impact of fiscal crisis on rural societies; neoliberalism, power and agency; and rural areas as potential sites of resistance. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies is required reading for anyone concerned with the future of rural areas.

Cornell University Announcements. Courses of Study

Cornell University Announcements. Courses of Study

  • Author: Cornell University
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: N.A
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Climate Change, Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods in Developing Countries

Climate Change, Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods in Developing Countries

  • Author: Keshav Lall Maharjan,Niraj Prakash Joshi
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 4431543430
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 180
  • View: 1644
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This book is about climate change and its relation to agriculture and rural livelihoods. It starts by providing a basic understanding of climate change science followed by the relation of climate change to agriculture, the impact of which is discussed based on the particular impact of climate change on plant and animal physiology. The book further discusses the inclusion of the agriculture sector in various international climate change negotiations. It also reviews the cost and opportunities for agricultural projects through international climate change regimes, specifically the Clean Development Mechanism under the Kyoto Protocol. With this background, the book finally proceeds to an explanation of the methodologies used to assess the impact of climate change on agriculture and empirically discusses its impact on agriculture and rural livelihoods in Nepal.

For Hunger-proof Cities

For Hunger-proof Cities

Sustainable Urban Food Systems

  • Author: Mustafa Koc,International Development Research Centre (Canada)
  • Publisher: IDRC
  • ISBN: 9780889368828
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 239
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For Hunger Proof Cities: Sustainable urban food systems

Paper[s] for the Workshop Land in Latin America, New Context, New Claims, New Concepts

Paper[s] for the Workshop Land in Latin America, New Context, New Claims, New Concepts

Amsterdam, 26-27 May 1999 : location, Royal Tropical Institute : in collaboration with KIT, CEDLA, CERES, WAU.

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Land reform
  • Page: N.A
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Global Activism in Food Politics

Global Activism in Food Politics

Power Shift

  • Author: A. Mann
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137341408
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 205
  • View: 2733
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Who should provide food, and through what relationships? Whose livelihoods should be protected? For over 20 years the peasant farmers of La Via Campesina have been engaged in the fight against injustice, hunger and poverty under the banner of food sovereignty, 'the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems'. They campaign for healthy, sustainable alternatives to an industrial food system controlled by agribusiness companies and the architects of unfair trade agreements. This book draws on grounded case studies of agrarian movements in the Americas and Europe as exemplars of a 'power shift,' as local opposition scales up to global action in an effort to wrest control of our food away from transnational corporations and back to communities.

Globaler Kapitalismus und amerikanisches Imperium

Globaler Kapitalismus und amerikanisches Imperium

  • Author: Leo Panitch,Sam Gindin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783899650648
  • Category:
  • Page: 94
  • View: 2607
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World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts

World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Agriculture
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Natural Resource Use and Global Change

Natural Resource Use and Global Change

New Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Social Ecology

  • Author: K. Bruckmeier
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137303158
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 290
  • View: 3287
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Building on recent developments in social ecology, this book advances a new critical theory of society and nature, exploring social metabolism and global resource flows in contemporary society. Barriers to global sustainability are identified and conditions for transforming industrial economies towards new sustainable resource use are described.

Courses of Study

Courses of Study

  • Author: Cornell University
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 8907
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