Sustainable Food Security in the Era of Local and Global Environmental Change

Editors: Behnassi, Mohamed, Pollmann, Olaf, Kissinger, Gabrielle (Eds.)

  • Offers a detailed theoretical and practical exploration of linkages between climate change and food security
  • Explains the complex web of interactions between food security, food production, consumption patterns, and food system governance
  • Goes beyond production and distribution of food to discuss such neglected topics as food processing, packaging, transportation and consumption
  • Case studies show how to tackle the challenges of food security
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This volume discusses a broad range of vital issues encompassing the production and consumption of food in the current period of climate change. All of these add up to looming, momentous challenges to food security, especially for people in regions where malnutrition and famine have been the norm during numerous decades. Furthermore, threats to food security do not stop at the borders of more affluent countries – governance of food systems and changes in eating patterns will have worldwide consequences. The book is arranged in four broad sections. Part I, Combating Food Insecurity: A Global Responsibility opens with a chapter describing the urgent necessity for new paradigm and policy set to meet the food security challenges of climate change. Also in this section are chapters on meat and the dimensions of animal welfare, climate change and sustainability; on dietary options for mitigating climate change; and the linkage of forest and food production in the context of the REDD+ approach to valuation of forests. Part II, Managing Linkages Between Climate Change and Food Security offers a South Asian perspective on Gender, Climate Change and Household Food Security; a chapter on food crisis in sub-Saharan Africa; and separate chapters on critical issues of food supply and production in Nigeria, far-Western Nepal and the Sudano-Sahelian zone of Cameroon. Part III examines Food Security and patterns of production and consumption, with chapters focused on Morocco, Thailand, Bahrain, Kenya and elsewhere. The final section discusses successful, innovative practices, with chapters on Food Security in Knowledge-Based Economy; Biosaline Agriculture in the Gulf States; Rice production in a cotton zone of Benin; palm oil in the production of biofuel; and experiments in raised-bed wheat production. The editors argue that technical prescriptions are insufficient to manage the food security challenge. They propose and explain a holistic approach for adapting food systems to global environmental change, which demands the engagement of many disciplines – a new, sustainable food security paradigm.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Managing Food Systems, Climate Change and Related Challenges to Ensure Sustainable Food Security: The Urgent Need of a Paradigm and Policy Shift

    Behnassi, Mohamed

    Pages 3-18

  • The Meat Crisis: The Ethical Dimensions of Animal Welfare, Climate Change, and Future Sustainability

    D’Silva, Joyce

    Pages 19-32

  • Dietary Options for Climate Change Mitigation

    Zokufa, Tozie

    Pages 33-40

  • Linking Forests and Food Production in the REDD+ Context

    Kissinger, Gabrielle

    Pages 41-65

  • Gender, Climate Change and Household Food Security: A South Asian Perspective

    Ramachandran, Nira

    Pages 69-83

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Food Security in the Era of Local and Global Environmental Change
Editors
  • Mohamed Behnassi
  • Olaf Pollmann
  • Gabrielle Kissinger
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6719-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6719-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6718-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8361-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIX, 338
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