Global Food Insecurity

Rethinking Agricultural and Rural Development Paradigm and Policy

Editors: Behnassi, Mohamed, Draggan, Sidney, Yaya, Sanni (Eds.)

  • Examines agricultural and rural development in the context of sustainability
  • Rethinks the food security issues related to agricultural and rural development
  • Identifies the key dynamics of food security governance
  • Redefines the world food equation by including climate change and energy imperatives
  • Features relevant experiences pertaining to agricultural sustainability and food security
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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.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • A New Conceptual Framework for Assessing Rural Development Performance: Sustainability of Scale, Scope and Integration

    Hayashi, Kiyotada

    Pages 3-9

  • A Knowledge Approach to Sustainable Agriculture

    Carreón, Jesús Rosales (et al.)

    Pages 11-20

  • Sustainable Agriculture Ensures Sustainable Rural Development: A Reality or a Myth

    Baig, Mirza Barjees (et al.)

    Pages 21-32

  • Policies for Sustainable Agricultural Production and Consumption

    D’Silva, Joyce

    Pages 33-51

  • Cultivating Faith: The Relationship Between Islam and Sustainable Agriculture in Rural Communities of American Muslims

    Finnegan, Eleanor

    Pages 53-62

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0890-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0889-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9228-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Food Insecurity
Book Subtitle
Rethinking Agricultural and Rural Development Paradigm and Policy
Editors
  • Mohamed Behnassi
  • Sidney Draggan
  • Sanni Yaya
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0890-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0890-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0889-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9228-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 408
Topics