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Food Security in Australia

Challenges and Prospects for the Future

Editors: Farmar-Bowers, Quentin, Higgins, Vaughan, Millar, Joanne (Eds.)

  • Novel exploration of food security in a developed nation, pertaining to problems faced by a growing population and resource management challenges
  • Discusses how food security is related to technical, social, and moral issues in a society
  • Multi-disciplinary team of authors illustrates the complexity of food security
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About this book

This book considers the ability and capacity of the food supply system in Australia to provide food security for the ever-increasing domestic and international population in the face of growing challenges in production, resource supply and failures within the food system itself. Although Australia is a net food exporting country, domestic food insecurity exists and will increase as food prices rise in the coming decades. An overview of the food supply system highlights the main challenges that are determining the future. Many of these challenges can be resolved by the Australian government, but others are in the hands of global governance to which Australia can only adapt. This book sheds light on the challenges and discusses the prospects for developing more sustainable and resilient future food systems in Australia. In addition, it covers food security and sovereignty issues under the heading of “food equity and access,” “food production, policy and trade,” and “impacts of land use planning on agriculture.” 

The unique features of the book include the following:

• Most literature on food security pertains to developing countries. By way of contrast, this book explores food security in a developed nation (Australia) that seemingly should not have food security issues. The topics covered in the book are relevant to other developed nations with growing populations and resource management challenges.

• The book chapters are written by specialists to paint a comprehensive picture of the political, social, economic and environmental issues that give rise to food insecurity, and the challenges these issues present to the security of the food system in coming decades. The overall organization of the book uses a theoretically informed and multi-disciplinary approach. This enables a critical and in-depth analysis of food security by outlining the key challenges as well as prospects for the development of more sustainable and resilient agri-food systems.

• The three principal topics in the book are dealt with by a multi-disciplinary team of authors in a way that teases out diverse points of view illustrating the complexity of food security. Author disciplines include health and nutrition, agriculture, ethics, social science, law, and practitioners managing food aid programs.

• The book shows how food security relates to many technical, social and moral issues in society and how it is possible to develop successful programs to improve food security.

About the authors

Quentin Farmar-Bowers has worked in agriculture, public policy and natural resource management since 1971.  His previous book was Making Sustainable Development Ideas Operational: A General Technique for Policy Development.

 

Vaughan Higgins is Associate Professor of Sociology at Charles Sturt University, Australia. Recent books include Calculating the Social: Standards and the Reconfiguration of Governing (with Wendy Larner) and Rural Governance: International Perspectives (with Lynda Cheshire and Geoffrey Lawrence).

 

Joanne Millar is Senior Lecturer in Environmental Planning and Policy at Charles Sturt University, Australia.  Joanne has published in Demographic Change in Rural Australia: Implications for Society and Environment and the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Food Security Problem in Australia

    Farmar-Bowers, Quentin (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Food Security in Australia: The Logistics of Vulnerability

    Keating, Adriana

    Pages 21-34

  • Ethics of Food Security

    Rush, Emma

    Pages 35-48

  • Interdisciplinary Conversations on Complexities of Food/In Security

    Foskey, Roslyn (et al.)

    Pages 49-62

  • Institutional Capacity of Local Government to Embed Food Security into Policy

    Slade, Christine

    Pages 63-77

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-4484-8
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Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-4483-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9803-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food Security in Australia
Book Subtitle
Challenges and Prospects for the Future
Editors
  • Quentin Farmar-Bowers
  • Vaughan Higgins
  • Joanne Millar
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4484-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4484-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4483-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9803-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 476
Topics