The Resource New challenges to food security : from climate change to fragile states, Ian Christoplos and Adam Pain

New challenges to food security : from climate change to fragile states, Ian Christoplos and Adam Pain

Label
New challenges to food security : from climate change to fragile states
Title
New challenges to food security
Title remainder
from climate change to fragile states
Statement of responsibility
Ian Christoplos and Adam Pain
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Food security is high on the political agenda. Fears about societal insecurity due to food price increases and hunger, grave scenarios regarding the effects of climate change and general uncertainty about the impacts of investments in biofuels and so-call "land grabbing" on food prices and availability have meant that food security is now recognised as being a multifaceted challenge. This book is unique in that it will bring together analyses of these different factors that impact on food security. This volume will describe a range of different perspectives on food security, with an emphasis on the various meanings that are applied to food security "crisis". The challenges to be reviewed include market volatility, climate change and state fragility. Analyses of responses to food security crises and risk will cover rural and urban contexts, arenas of national policy formation and global food regimes, and investment in land and productive technologies. This book is unique in two respects. First, it takes a step back from the normative literature focused on specific factors of, for example, climate change, agricultural production or market volatility to look instead at the dynamic interplay between these new challenges. It helps readers to understand that food security is not one discourse, but is rather related to how these different factors generate multiple risks and opportunities. Second, through the case studies the book particularly emphasises how these factors come together at local levels as farmers, entrepreneurs, consumers, local government officials and others are making key decisions about what will be done to address food security and whose food security will be given priority. The book will explore how food production and consumption is embedded in powerful political and market forces and how these influence local actions."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
338.1/91724
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9018.D44
LC item number
N49 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
New challenges to food security : from climate change to fragile states, Ian Christoplos and Adam Pain
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn895660717
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 363 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203371176
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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.b34595612
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)895660717
  • ebl0203371178

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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