The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics

The Ethics of Intensification

Agricultural Development and Cultural Change

Editors: Eckinger, Julie (Ed.)

  • The first book to address ethical issues in agriculture from the perspective of development agencies
  • Broad coverage of issues, disciplinary and global perspectives
  • An essential source for understanding the ethics of agricultural development
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About this book

This volume was written in response to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Series of Ethics Papers that broached a series of previously neglected issues in international agricultural development. The volume contains a diverse collection of highly respected international scholars offering comments and elaboration on the FAO papers on the ethics of agricultural intensification and on intensification in animal agriculture. The full text of the FAO intensification paper is followed by chapters that mount specific reactions to its relevance for agricultural technology, environmental protection, globalization and animal welfare, and these four topics are further discussed, debated and elaborated by eight commentary chapters. Questions of agricultural development policy are addressed in terms of the relevance to farmers, consumers and other interested parties, as well as from key disciplinary and philosophical approaches. The rationale and purpose behind the FAO papers is explained and suggestions are offered on how to make ethics more central to programming and planning for agricultural development projects.

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From the reviews:

“The book helpful in the multiple overviews it provided of the major fault lines that exist in mainstream ethical theory. … for anyone who requires an accessible survey of recent ethical and political controversies in agriculture. … it is rich enough in detail and theoretical depth that I could also recommend it as a textbook for higher level university courses in fields that deal with such issues in greater detail. … to all those interested in the subject of the philosophy of technology … .” (James B. Gerrie, Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, Vol. 22, 2009)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • The Ethics of Sustainable Agricultural Intensification

    Pages 19-41

  • Doing Ethics in Food and Agriculture

    Stannard, Clive

    Pages 43-57

  • History, Ethics, and Intensification in Agriculture

    Perkins, John H. (et al.)

    Pages 59-83

  • One Hundred Years of Agricultural Intensification: A Personal History of Unanswered Ethical Issues – 1890–2004

    Schmid, A. Allan

    Pages 85-90

  • Two Battles in the History of Agriculture: Against Hunger and Against Alternatives. Comment on John Perkins' and Rachael Jamison's “History, Ethics and Intensification in Agriculture”

    Korthals, Michiel

    Pages 91-96

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eBook $159.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ethics of Intensification
Book Subtitle
Agricultural Development and Cultural Change
Editors
  • Julie Eckinger
Series Title
The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8722-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8722-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8721-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7968-8
Series ISSN
1570-3010
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 231
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