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Food security & supply

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Food Justice and Narrative Ethics Reading Stories for Ethical Awareness and Activism

Food Justice and Narrative Ethics Reading Stories for Ethical Awareness and Activism

Author: Dr Beth A. Dixon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

Beth A. Dixon explores how food justice impacts on human lives. Stories and reports in national media feature on the one hand hunger, famine and food scarcity, and on the other, rising rates of morbid obesity and health issues. Other stories-food justice narratives-illustrate how to correct the ethical damage created by the first type of story. They detail the nature of oppression and structural injustice, and show how these conditions constrain choices, truncate moral agency, and limit opportunities to live well. With stories from national media, food and farming memoirs, and scholarly ethnographies, Dixon reveals how different food narratives are constructed, and enable identification of just solutions to issues surrounding food insecurity, farm labor, and the lived experience of obesity. Drawing on Aristotle's concept of ethical perception, Dixon demonstrates how we can use narratives to enhance our understanding and ethical competence about injustice in relation to food. Food Justice and Narrative Ethics is a must-read for students of food studies, philosophy, and media studies.

Indigenous Food Systems Concepts, Cases, and Conversations

Indigenous Food Systems Concepts, Cases, and Conversations

Author: Priscilla Settee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

Unlike any other resource on the market, this textbook explores a diverse array of Indigenous food systems from across Canada, including Anishinaabeg, Asatiwisipe, Cree, Metis, Migmag, and Tsartlip. Seeking solutions to food insecurity and well-being for current and future generations, Indigenous and non-Indigenous food practitioners and scholars document the voices and experiences of community members encountered in their research, thus promoting an understanding of the barriers and challenges to Indigenous food systems and presenting ways used to reclaim cultural identity and food sovereignty. Offering in-depth case studies and critical conversations, Indigenous Food Systems reinforces the importance of the revitalization of Indigenous food knowledges for the health and well-being of Indigenous and Canadian populations. This unique collection is a critical resource for students studying food security and food sovereignty in Indigenous studies, public health, anthropology, and social sciences as well as a useful reader for policy-makers, researchers, and community practitioners.

Sustainability of the Food System Sovereignty, Waste, and Nutrients Bioavailability

Sustainability of the Food System Sovereignty, Waste, and Nutrients Bioavailability

Author: Noelia (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain) Betoret Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2020

Sustainability of the Food System: Sovereignty, Waste, and Nutrients Bioavailability addresses the concept of global sustainability, focusing on three key areas of action within the food production system: food sovereignty, environmentally friendly food processes, and food technologies that increase the bioavailability of bioactive compounds. The book defines key concepts in the food production system and provides examples of specific and tailored actions that contribute to global sustainability. Sustainability of the Food System: Sovereignty, Waste, and Nutrients Bioavailability will serve as a welcomed resource for food scientists and technologists, agriculturists, agronomic engineers, food engineers, environmental technologists, nutritionists, and post-graduate students studying bioresource technology and sustainability.

Food Security, Diversification and Resource Management: Refocusing the Role of Agriculture? Proceedings of the Twenty-Third International Conference of Agricultural Economists

Food Security, Diversification and Resource Management: Refocusing the Role of Agriculture? Proceedings of the Twenty-Third International Conference of Agricultural Economists

Author: G.H. Peters, Joachim von Braun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2020

Published in 1999, the book is the proceedings volume of the 23rd International Conference of Agricultural Economists, held in Sacramento, California, in August 1997. It continues the series of triennial IAAE conferences.

The Interaction of Food Industry and Environment

The Interaction of Food Industry and Environment

Author: Charis M. (Galanakis Laboratories, Chania, Greece) Galanakis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2020

The Interaction of Food Industry and Environment addresses all levels of interaction, paying particular attention to avenues for responsible operational excellence in food production and processing. Written at a scientific level, this book explores many topics relating to the food industry and environment, including environmental management systems, environmental performance evaluation, the correlation between food industry, sustainable diets and environment, environmental regulation on the profitability of sustainable water use in the food industry, lifecycle assessment, green supply chain network design and sustainability, the valorization of food processing waste via biorefineries, food-energy-environment trilemma, wastewater treatment, and much more. Readers will also find valuable information on energy production from food processing waste, packaging and food sustainability, the concept of virtual water in the food industry, water reconditioning and reuse in the food industry, and control of odors in the food industry. This book is a welcomed resource for food scientists and technologists, environmentalists, food and environmental engineers and academics.

Cassava Production Guidelines for Food Security and Adaptation to Climate Change in Asia and Africa

Cassava Production Guidelines for Food Security and Adaptation to Climate Change in Asia and Africa

Author: International Atomic Energy Agency Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2019

Cassava is the third largest source of human food and animal feed carbohydrates in the tropics, after maize and rice. It is a major food crop in Africa and also grown in a number of countries in Asia. However, declining soil fertility and poor farming practices are serious problems for traditional cassava farms in both Asia and Africa. This publication is intended to assist Member States in enhancing their cassava production. It provides information on the best farm management practices and the role of nuclear and isotopic techniques to better understand nutrient nitrogen (N) uptake. The guidelines presented in the publication provide an integrated and crop-need-based nutrient, weed, insect pest and disease management plan for growing cassava. By using these improved crop management methods, farmers can optimize cassava yields and minimize production costs. They also contribute to a reduction in land degradation by soil erosion, particularly on sloping lands, thereby protecting the local environment. The intended end result is an enhancement of the quality and market value of cassava products.

The science of food standards the road from Codex Alimentarius Commission 39 to 40

The science of food standards the road from Codex Alimentarius Commission 39 to 40

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2019

This publication showcases the steps the Codex Alimentarius has taken from July 2016 (CAC39) to July 2017 (CAC40) on the road to safe and quality food for everyone. Over the course of the year, the 12 technical and 6 regional committees met to discuss updates to the international food standards, guidelines and codes of practice. The food code's governing body, known as the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), makes decisions on the committees' proposals during its annual meeting in July. Through an array of magazine-style articles, The Science of Food Standards - The road from Codex Alimentarius Commission 39 to 40 shares the viewpoints and contributions of the diverse partnership, which includes 187 Member Countries and the European Union as well as over 200 Observers.

Africa regional overview of food insecurity the challenges of building resilience to shocks and stresses

Africa regional overview of food insecurity the challenges of building resilience to shocks and stresses

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2019

The Regional Overview of Food Insecurity provide an overview of key trends in food security and nutrition across FAO's five official regions. Since 2015, sub-Saharan Africa has experienced severe climate-induced disruptions as a result of the El Niao and La Niaa weather phenomena. The severity and extent of these phenomena, and related droughts and floods, have been considered the worst since the turn of the century, and have affected the livelihoods of tens of millions of poor households. This is compounded by the increasing frequency of other shocks - civil strife and conflicts, increasing incidence of trans-boundary plant and animal pests and diseases as well as socio-economic shocks that are likely to reverse years of progress, undermining efforts by African governments to attain food security and nutrition. An entiresection of the report focuses on issues and response mechanisms for building the resilience of the most vulnerable populations.

How Access to Energy Can Influence Food Losses A Brief Overview

How Access to Energy Can Influence Food Losses A Brief Overview

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2019

This report begins by reviewing the evidence to date on the magnitude and geographical distribution of food losses. It further reviews the role of energy in post-harvest losses and the main entry points within the food value chain, where lack of access to energy is the dominant factor influencing food losses. The report also outlines low-cost and off-grid post-harvest cooling and processing technologies.

Towards Zero Hunger - 1945-2030 (French)

Towards Zero Hunger - 1945-2030 (French)

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/12/2019

This book shows that, acting together, we can achieve zero hunger by 2030. It showcases a unique collection of images documenting how the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has long been there - in the fields, in the mountains, on the oceans, in the heat and dust, in the cold and wet - helping people to survive, progress and prosper. Since 1945, FAO, the UN's first agency, has played a leading role in combating hunger worldwide. This book gives readers an authentic picture of the Organization's activities from its pioneering early years through to today, with early images in black and white later giving way to colour.

Food Outlook Biannual Report on Global Food Markets - July 2018

Food Outlook Biannual Report on Global Food Markets - July 2018

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2019

This publication analyses medium-term global market and policy developments affecting wheat, rice, meat and fishery products, amongst others. This issue includes special features on minor tropical fruits, including guava and lychee, and insights into food import bills.

Towards Zero Hunger - 1945-2030 (French)

Towards Zero Hunger - 1945-2030 (French)

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/12/2019

This book shows that, acting together, we can achieve zero hunger by 2030. It showcases a unique collection of images documenting how the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has long been there - in the fields, in the mountains, on the oceans, in the heat and dust, in the cold and wet - helping people to survive, progress and prosper. Since 1945, FAO, the UN's first agency, has played a leading role in combating hunger worldwide. This book gives readers an authentic picture of the Organization's activities from its pioneering early years through to today, with early images in black and white later giving way to colour.