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Food Security in Small Island States

Editors: Connell, John, Lowitt, Kristen (Eds.)

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  • Offers the first significant and substantial overview of food security issues in island states
  • Includes detailed case studies prepared by experts on contemporary themes
  • Compares and contrasts key issues and diverse regions
  • Examines a wide range of approaches from economics to agronomy
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This book provides a contemporary overview of the social-ecological and economic vulnerabilities that produce food and nutrition insecurity in various small island contexts, including both high islands and atolls, from the Pacific to the Caribbean. It examines the historical and contemporary circumstances that have accompanied the shift from subsistence production to the consumption of imported, processed foods and drinks, and the impact of this transition on nutrition and the rise of non-communicable diseases. It also assesses the challenges involved in reversing this trend, and how more effective social and economic policies, agricultural and fisheries strategies, and governance arrangements could promote more resilient and sustainable small island food systems. It offers both theoretical and practical perspectives, and brings together a broad range of policy areas, e.g. agriculture, food, commerce, health, planning and socio-economic policy.
Given its scope, the book offers a valuable resource for a range of disciplines in a number of regional contexts, and for the growing number of scholars and practitioners working on and in small island states. It will be of particular value as the first book to examine the diversity and commonalities of island states around the globe as they confront issues of food security. 

About the authors

John Connell is Professor of Human Geography in the University of Sydney, New South Wales.  He has a PhD from University College London, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia and of the NSW Geographical Society. He was previously a Research Officer at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, and in the Department of Economics, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University. He has been a consultant to the International Labour Organisation, the World Health Organisation, the South Pacific Commission, SPREP, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the International Organisation of Migration. His research focuses on development in small island states, including those in the Caribbean and Indian Ocean, centered on migration and remittances, rural development and coral atolls. 
Kristen Lowitt is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Brandon University. Her research utilizes participatory and community-based approaches to understand the relationships between food security, natural resource management, and communities in rural and coastal contexts. She has undertaken research in the Global North and South. She is also a previous Fellow on the Council on the Future of Food Security and Agriculture, World Economic Forum. 

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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eBook 85,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-8256-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food Security in Small Island States
Editors
  • John Connell
  • Kristen Lowitt
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-8256-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-8256-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-8255-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 307
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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