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Food Systems Failure

Food Systems Failure

The Global Food Crisis and the Future of Agriculture

by Hugh CampbellPaul Stock and Christopher Rosin
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Publication Date: 26/11/2013
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This book provides a critical assessment of the contemporary global food system in light of the heightening food crisis, as evidence of its failure to achieve food security for the world's population. A key aspect of this failure is identified in the neoliberal strategies which emphasize industrial efficiencies, commodity production and free trade-ideologies that underlie agricultural and food policies in what are frequently referred to as 'developed countries'.


The book examines both the contradictions in the global food system as well as the implications of existing ideologies of production associated with commodity industrial agriculture using evidence from relevant international case studies. The book's first section presents the context of the food crisis with contributions from leading international academics and food policy activists, including climate scientists, ecologists and social scientists. These contributions identify current contradictions in policy and practice that impede solutions to the food crisis. Set within this context, the second section assesses current conditions in the global food system, including economic viability, sustainability and productivity. Case study analyses of regions exposed to neoliberal policy at the production end of the system provide insights into both current challenges to feeding the world, as well as alternative strategies for creating a more just and moral food system.
ISBN:
9780415712606
9780415712606
Category:
Agricultural science
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
26-11-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
234x156x15mm
Weight:
0.45kg

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