Labor Relations in Globalized Food

Author: Terry Marsden,Josefa Salete Barbosa Cavalcanti,Alessandro Bonanno
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1783507128
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
View: 9819
This book looks at labor in agriculture and food in a global era by studying salient characteristics of the conditions and use of labor in global agri-food. Written by experienced and also emerging scholars, the chapters present a wealth of empirical data and robust theorizations that allow readers to grasp the complexity of this topic.

Handbook of the International Political Economy of Agriculture and Food

Author: Alessandro Bonanno,Lawrence Busch
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1782548262
Category: Social Science
Page: 392
View: 4822
This book tackles the central question of the political and structural changes and characteristics that govern agriculture and food. Original contributions explore this highly globalized economic sector by analyzing salient geographical regions and sub

Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems

Author: N.A
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080931391
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 464
View: 3103
Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems, Second Edition addresses important issues by examining topics of global agriculture and food systems that are key to understanding the challenges we face. Questions it addresses include: Will we be able to produce enough food to meet the increasing dietary needs and wants of the additional two billion people expected to inhabit our planet by 2050? Will we be able to meet the need for so much more food while simultaneously reducing adverse environmental effects of today’s agriculture practices? Will we be able to produce the additional food using less land and water than we use now? These are among the most important challenges that face our planet in the coming decades. The broad themes of food systems and people, agriculture and the environment, the science of agriculture, agricultural products, and agricultural production systems are covered in more than 200 separate chapters of this work. The book provides information that serves as the foundation for discussion of the food and environment challenges of the world. An international group of highly respected authors addresses these issues from a global perspective and provides the background, references, and linkages for further exploration of each of topics of this comprehensive work. Addresses important challenges of sustainability and efficiency from a global perspective. Takes a detailed look at the important issues affecting the agricultural and food industries today. Full colour throughout.

Globalising Food

Agrarian Questions and Global Restructuring
Author: David Goodman,Michael Watts
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415162521
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 383
View: 2854
In an increasingly global world, societies are being provisioned from a bewildering array of sources as new countries and new food commodities are drawn into international markets. Globalising Food provides an innovative contribution to the area of political economy of agriculture, food and consumption through a revealing investigation of the globalisation and restructuring of localised agricultural sectors and food systems. The book draws on new theoretical perspectives and wide-ranging case studies from Britain, the USA, India, South Africa, New Zealand and Latin America. The key themes addresses range from giant multinational food corporations, rural industrialisation and World Bank policies, to the regulation of pollution, labour relations, urban food politics and environmental sustainability. Globalising Food offers important insights into the problems, consequences and limits of the industrialisation of agriculture and the provisioning of food in a global world as we approach the new millenium.

Confronting the Blue Revolution

Industrial Aquaculture and Sustainability in the Global South
Author: Saidul Islam
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442665564
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
View: 6055
Like the Green Revolution of the 1960s, a “Blue Revolution” has taken place in global aquaculture. Geared towards quenching the appetite of privileged consumers in the global North, it has come at a high price for the South: ecological devastation, displacement of rural subsistence farmers, and labour exploitation. The uncomfortable truth is that food security for affluent consumers depends on a foundation of social and ecological devastation in the producing countries. In Confronting the Blue Revolution, Md Saidul Islam uses the shrimp farming industry in Bangladesh and across the global South to show the social and environmental impact of industrialized aquaculture. The book pushes us to reconsider our attitudes to consumption patterns in the developed world, neoliberal environmental governance, and the question of sustainability.

Challenges for Rural America in the Twenty-First Century

Author: David L. Brown,Louis E. Swanson
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271073462
Category: Social Science
Page: 536
View: 6179
The twentieth century was one of profound transformation in rural America. Demographic shifts and economic restructuring have conspired to alter dramatically the lives of rural people and their communities. Challenges for Rural America in the Twenty-First Century defines these changes and interprets their implications for the future of rural America. The volume follows in the tradition of "decennial volumes" co-edited by presidents of the Rural Sociological Society and published in the Society's Rural Studies Series. Essays have been specially commissioned to examine key aspects of public policy relevant to rural America in the new century. Contributors include:Lionel Beaulieu, Alessandro Bonnano, David Brown, Ralph Brown, Frederick Buttel, Ted Bradshaw, Douglas Constance, Steve Daniels, Lynn England, William Falk, Cornelia Flora, Jan Flora, Glenn Fuguitt, Nina Glasgow, Leland Glenna, Angela Gonzales, Gary Green, Rosalind Harris, Tom Hirschl, Douglas Jackson-Smith, Leif Jensen, Ken Johnson, Richard Krannich, Daniel Lichter, Linda Lobao, Al Luloff, Tom Lyson, Kate MacTavish, David McGranahan, Diane McLaughlin, Philip McMichael, Lois Wright Morton, Domenico Parisi, Peggy Petrzelka, Kenneth Pigg, Rogelio Saenz, Sonya Salamon, Jeff Sharp, Curtis Stofferahn, Louis Swanson, Ann Tickameyer, Leanne Tigges, Cruz Torres, Mildred Warner, Ronald Wimberley, Dreamal Worthen, and Julie Zimmerman.

The American Midwest

Managing Change in Rural Transition
Author: Norman Walzer
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765611215
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
View: 5834
Selected Contents: Part I. Overview1. Introduction and Overview, Norman Walzer2. The Changing Population of the Midwest: A Reflection on Opportunities, Paul Lasley and Margaret HansonPart II. Major Issues and Concerns3. Growth, Diversity, and Aging in the Midwest: An Examination of County Trends, 1990-2000, Andrew J. Sofranko and Mohamed M. Samy4. Population Trends and Impact on Viability, Thomas G. Johnson and James K. Scott5. Global Challenges and Opportunities for Midwest Farmers, Burton E. Swanson, Mohamed M. Samy, and Andrew J. Sofranko6. The Role of Agriculture in the Midwest Economy, Kimberly A. Zeuli and Steven C. DellerPart III. Possible Remedies7. Making the Case for Value-Added Agriculture in Economic Development, Christopher D. Merrett and Norman Walzer8. Rural Knowledge Clusters: The Challenge of Rural Economic Prosperity, Lee W. Munnich, Jr. and Greg Schrock9. Strengthening Local Rural Economies Through Entrepreneurship, Brian Dabson10. The Internet-Based Economy and Rural Economic Competitiveness, John C. Leatherman11. Financing Trends and Future Options for Rural Illinois and America, Raymond Lenzi12. Key Practices in Creating a Learning Community, John J. Gruidl and Ronald J. Hustedde13. Looking Forward by Looking Back: State Approaches to Rural Development, Tom Bonnett

Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft

Author: F. T?nnies
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5883377742
Category: History
Page: 32
View: 1574
Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft: Abhandlung des Communismus und des Socialismus als empirischer Culturformen. Ferdinand T?nnies.

Dynamik der globalen Krise

Author: Samir Amin,Giovanni Arrighi,Andre Gunder Frank,Immanuel Wallerstein
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3663162842
Category: Social Science
Page: 180
View: 2974

Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies

Author: Mark Shucksmith,David L. Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317619854
Category: Social Science
Page: 698
View: 2376
Rural societies around the world are changing in fundamental ways, both at their own initiative and in response to external forces. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies examines the organisation and transformation of rural society in more developed regions of the world, taking an interdisciplinary and problem-focused approach. Written by leading social scientists from many countries, it addresses emerging issues and challenges in innovative and provocative ways to inform future policy. This volume is organised around eight emerging social, economic and environmental challenges: Demographic change. Economic transformations. Food systems and land. Environment and resources. Changing configurations of gender and rural society. Social and economic equality. Social dynamics and institutional capacity. Power and governance. Cross-cutting these challenges are the growing interdependence of rural and urban; the rise in inequality within and between places; the impact of fiscal crisis on rural societies; neoliberalism, power and agency; and rural areas as potential sites of resistance. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies is required reading for anyone concerned with the future of rural areas.

Geographical Perspectives on Sustainable Rural Change

Author: N.A
Publisher: Rural Development Institute
ISBN: 1895397812
Category: Agriculture and state
Page: 505
View: 7134
"This book focuses on three multi-faceted aspects of rural sustainability: farms and farming, the remaking of rural communities and rural spaces, and policy and action in rural development. The research is focused on three global regions: North America, the United Kingdom and Ireland, and Australia."--back cover.

Climate Change, Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods in Developing Countries

Author: Keshav Lall Maharjan,Niraj Prakash Joshi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 4431543430
Category: Science
Page: 180
View: 1427
This book is about climate change and its relation to agriculture and rural livelihoods. It starts by providing a basic understanding of climate change science followed by the relation of climate change to agriculture, the impact of which is discussed based on the particular impact of climate change on plant and animal physiology. The book further discusses the inclusion of the agriculture sector in various international climate change negotiations. It also reviews the cost and opportunities for agricultural projects through international climate change regimes, specifically the Clean Development Mechanism under the Kyoto Protocol. With this background, the book finally proceeds to an explanation of the methodologies used to assess the impact of climate change on agriculture and empirically discusses its impact on agriculture and rural livelihoods in Nepal.

Paper[s] for the Workshop Land in Latin America, New Context, New Claims, New Concepts

Amsterdam, 26-27 May 1999 : location, Royal Tropical Institute : in collaboration with KIT, CEDLA, CERES, WAU.
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Land reform
Page: N.A
View: 3679

World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: N.A
View: 864

Globalisation and the Challenges of Development in Contemporary India

Author: Sita Venkateswar,Sekhar Bandyopadhyay
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811004544
Category: Social Science
Page: 270
View: 9225
This volume brings together multidisciplinary, situated and nuanced analyses of contingent issues framing a rapidly changing India in the 21st century. It moves beyond the ready dichotomies that are often extended to understand India as a series of contrasts and offers new insights into the complex realities of India today, thereby enabling us to anticipate the decades to come. The editors focus on three major themes, each discussed in a section: The first section, Framing the Macro-Economic Environment, defines the framework for interrogating globalisation and socio-economic changes in India over the last few decades of the 20th century spiraling into India in the 21st century. The next section, Food Security and Natural Resources, highlights critical considerations involved in feeding a burgeoning population. The discussions pose important questions in relation to the resilience of both people and planet confronting increasingly unpredictable climate-induced scenarios. The final section, Development, Activism and Changing Technologies, discusses some of the social challenges of contemporary India through the lens of inequalities and emergent activisms. The section concludes with an elaboration of the potential and promise of changing technologies and new social media to build an informed and active citizenry across existing social divides.

Natural Resource Use and Global Change

New Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Social Ecology
Author: K. Bruckmeier
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137303158
Category: Political Science
Page: 290
View: 4529
Building on recent developments in social ecology, this book advances a new critical theory of society and nature, exploring social metabolism and global resource flows in contemporary society. Barriers to global sustainability are identified and conditions for transforming industrial economies towards new sustainable resource use are described.

Cornell University Announcements. Courses of Study

Author: Cornell University
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 2653

For Hunger-proof Cities

Sustainable Urban Food Systems
Author: Mustafa Koc,International Development Research Centre (Canada)
Publisher: IDRC
ISBN: 9780889368828
Category: Cooking
Page: 239
View: 1789
For Hunger Proof Cities: Sustainable urban food systems


Author: New Zealand Geographical Society. Conference
Publisher: N.A
Category: Geography
Page: N.A
View: 9280

Courses of Study

Author: Cornell University
Publisher: N.A
Category: Education
Page: N.A
View: 1482