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Climate Change, Food Security and Natural Resource Management

Regional Case Studies from Three Continents

Editors: Behnassi, Mohamed, Pollmann, Olaf, Gupta, Himangana (Eds.)

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  • Presents case studies from Asia, Africa and Europe, and discusses the local level implementation of celebrated policies 
  • Highlights the importance of convergence and coherence between different planning frameworks, integrated analysis, and capacity development
  • Offers insights on the discourse about climate change, food security and natural resource management
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This book contributes to the on-going debates on climate change by focusing on the SDGs and exploring linkages between environmental change and food security as well as the relevance and need to consider the management of natural resources, especially water, soil and forest. Compared to relevant existing publications, this book covers case studies that capture the everyday realities of the local people and how they react and adapt to similar situations in different geographical settings. Each case study presented in this book gives a particular message. The strength of this book lies in the fact that it covers the most neglected topics in climate negotiations in spite of the fact that these decide the fate of millions of people around the world, especially the developing countries.

By presenting a collection of case studies from Africa, Asia and Europe, this book encourages cross-continental knowledge sharing. The scope of the book ranges from impacts to mitigation and from in-field experiments to policy implementation. It contributes to the existing knowledge on climate-food nexus and connects climate change to sectors it could impact directly. All chapters in this book emphasise local ownership of strategy processes, effective participation from all levels, and high-level commitment. Besides being relevant for the academicians and scholars working in the field of climate change, forest and agriculture, it aims to catch interest of the policy makers and practitioners to understand ground realities for appropriate action. It is also bound to make an impact on the Non-Governmental Organizations around the world and in the three different continents that this book covers, considering the indigenous and local issues highlighted in this book.




 

About the authors

Mohamed Behnassi, Ph.D

Mohamed Behnassi, Ph.D specialist in Environment and Human Security Politics, is Associate Professor, Director of the Research Laboratory for Territorial Governance, Human Security and Sustainability (LAGOS), and ex-Head of Public Law Department (2014-2015) at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences, Ibn Zohr University of Agadir, Morocco. He was the Founder and Director of the North-South Center for Social Sciences (NRCS) from 2008 to 2015, and is currently Director of the Center of for Environment, Human Security and Governance (CERES). Dr. Behnassi is also Associate Researcher at the UMR ESPACE-DEV, Research Institute for Development (IRD), France. He is Senior Social Compliance Auditor and practicing consultancy by monitoring human rights at work and the sustainability of the global supply chain.

Dr. Behnassi obtained his Ph.D in 2003 from the Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences, Hassan II University of Casablanca for a Thesis titled: Multilateral Environmental Negotiations: Towards a Global Governance for Environment. In 2011, he completed a U.S. State Department-sponsored Civic Education and Leadership Fellowship (CELF) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, USA and in 2014 he obtained a Diploma in Diplomacy and International Environmental Law from the University of Eastern Finland and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Finland. Dr. Behnassi has pursued several post-doctoral trainings since the completion of his PhD.

His core teaching and expertise areas cover: environmental change, human security, sustainability, climate change politics and governance, human rights, CSR, etc. He has published numerous books with international publishers such as: Environmental Change and Human Security in Africa and the Middle East (Springer 2017); Vulnerability of Agriculture, Water and Fisheries to Climate Change (Springer 2014); Science, Policy and Politics of Modern Agricultural System (Springer 2014); Sustainable Food Security in the Era of Local and Global Environmental Change (Springer 2013), Global Food Insecurity (Springer, 2011); Sustainable Agricultural Development (Springer, 2011); Health, Environment and Development (European University Editions, 2011), and Climate Change, Energy Crisis and Food Security (Ottawa University Press, 2011). He has also published numerous research papers and made presentations on these at international conferences. In addition, Dr. Behnassi has organized many international conferences covering the above research areas in collaboration with national and international organizations and managed many research and expertise projects on behalf of various national and international institutions.

Olaf Pollmann, Ph.D

Dr. Olaf Pollmann is deputy head of the section “African Service Centers” in West (WASCAL) and Southern Africa (SASSCAL) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). He is responsible for the coordination of the entire process-management of all Africa-related activities. Especially the coordination, arrangements and result dissemination of the consultation results for the final preparation and implementation of the perpetuation of the African Centers by the African partners are essential duties. But also coordinated diplomatic negotiations with WASCAL- and SASSCAL-stakeholders and further actors of the African network are covered by the work of Dr. Pollmann. Beside these responsibilities Dr. Pollmann is also CEO of the company SCENSO - Scientific Environmental Solutions in Germany.

From 2007 till 2010 Dr. Pollmann worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in the field of sustainable resource management, waste reduction and water purification at the Department for Environmental Sciences and Development at the North-West University (NWU), Potchefstroom Campus in South Africa.

Before that research stay abroad Dr. Pollmann studied civil engineering majoring in water-supply, particularly environmental engineering and technical waste-management as well as additional environmental management techniques at the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hannover in Germany. Subsequent to that position he worked as a research scientist at the Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany.

2006 he finished his Doctorate (Dr.-Ing. / PhD) in the field of environmental-informatics at the Institute of Waste Management in collaboration with the Institute of Numerical Methods and Informatics in Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.

In 2011 he finished an additional Dissertation in the field of sustainable resource management with the title Reduction of Anthropogenic Environmental Influences by Advanced and Optimized Technologies at the North-West University (NWU), South Africa and achieved another PhD in Environmental Sciences. From 2012 till 2015 he was employed at the NWU as a guest scientist and extraordinary senior lecturer in the field of Environmental Sciences.

Dr. Pollmann has also published numerous papers in national and international journals and gave several oral presentations at international conferences. He is continuously requested to be partner in various review and evaluation processes, e.g. international journals and conferences (Scientific Advisor) as well as EU- and African calls (Scientific Expert).

Himangana Gupta, Ph.D

Dr. Himangana Gupta is an expert in climate change and biodiversity policy and diplomacy. She is a part of the National Communication Cell of the Indian Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. Her current position, as a Programme Officer, involves coordination with scientists, climate experts and other ministries to compile India’s National Communications to the UNFCCC. She is a doctorate in environment science with specialization in climate change and biodiversity policy and topped in Master of Science with a University Gold Medal. She was an expert reviewer of IPCC AR5 WGII report. She has written research papers in reputed international and national journals on current state of climate negotiations, forestry, industrial efficiency, rural livelihoods and women in climate change mitigation and adaptation. She has presented her research at various national and international forums, particularly on climate policies and adaptive capacity of local people, energy efficiency, biodiversity conservation and women empowerment.


Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • The Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Climate Perspective: Relevance and Implications for Policy-making and Governance

    Pages 3-17

    Behnassi, Mohamed

  • Realizing Food Security Through Sustainable Agriculture in the Republic of Yemen: Implications for Rural Extension

    Pages 19-60

    Baig, Mirza Barjees (et al.)

  • Ensuring Food Security Through Increasing Water Productivity and Cereal Yields Forecasting – A Case Study of Ouled Saleh Commune, Region Casablanca-Settat, Morocco

    Pages 61-71

    Mouchrif, Abdelhadi (et al.)

  • Food Waste in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Implications for Extension Education

    Pages 73-101

    Al-Zahrani, Khodran H. (et al.)

  • Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Egypt: Implications for Innovations in Agricultural Extension

    Pages 103-131

    Baig, Mirza Barjees (et al.)

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eBook 101,14 €
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change, Food Security and Natural Resource Management
Book Subtitle
Regional Case Studies from Three Continents
Editors
  • Mohamed Behnassi
  • Olaf Pollmann
  • Himangana Gupta
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97091-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97091-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97090-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLI, 362
Number of Illustrations
32 b/w illustrations, 67 illustrations in colour
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