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Addressing Global Hunger: Lessons Learned from Syria and Venezuela offers an innovative tool for engaging in efforts against hunger and brings forward a hybrid approach for identifying mechanisms of how global hunger is established, identified, addressed and eradicated within personal and social constructs and values. As the global population continues to grow, the world is challenged with the evolving dynamics of food and nutrition sovereignty. In this deeply researched and vitally important book, the authors aim to bridge the global divide between research and practice to establish a contemporary perspective on tackling global hunger while applying knowledge learned.
This Handbook provides the first comprehensive review and synthesis of knowledge and new thinking on how food and food systems can be thought, interpreted and practiced around the old/new paradigms of commons and commoning. The overall aim is to investigate the multiple constraints that occur within and sustain the dominant food and nutrition regime and to explore how it can change when different elements of the current food systems are explored and re-imagined from a commons perspective. The book sparks the debate on food as a commons between and within disciplines, with particular attention to spaces of resistance (food sovereignty, de-growth, open knowledge, transition town, occupations, bottom-up social innovations) and organizational scales (local food, national policies, South-South collaborations, international governance and multi-national agreements). Overall, it shows the consequences of a shift to the alternative paradigm of food as a commons in terms of food, the planet and living beings. Chapter 1 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tandfbis/rt-files/docs/Open+Access+Chapters/9781351665520_oachapter1.pdf Chapter 24 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tandfbis/rt-files/docs/Open+Access+Chapters/9781351665520_oachapter24.pdf
This book offers insights into the governance of contemporary food systems and their ongoing transformation by social movements. As global food systems face multiple threats and challenges there is an opportunity for social movements and civil society to play a more active role in building social justice and ecological sustainability. Drawing on case studies from Canada, the United States, Europe and New Zealand, this edited collection showcases promising ways forward for civil society actors to engage in governance. The authors address topics including: the variety of forms that governance engagement takes from multi-stakeholderism to co-governance to polycentrism/self-governance; the values and power dynamics that underpin these different types of governance processes; effective approaches for achieving desired values and goals; and, the broader relationships and networks that may be activated to support change. By examining and comparing a variety of governance innovations, at a range of scales, the book offers insights for those considering contemporary food systems and their ongoing transformation. It is suitable for food studies students and researchers within geography, environmental studies, anthropology, policy studies, planning, health sciences and sociology, and will also be of interest to policy makers and civil society organisations with a focus on food systems. The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com/doi/view/10.4324/9780429503597, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.
The issues surrounding the provision, preparation and development of food products is fundamental to every human being on the planet. Given the scarcity of agricultural land, environmental pollution, climate change and the exponential growth of the world's population where starvation and obesity are both widespread it is little wonder that exploring the frontiers of food is now a major focus for researchers and practitioners. This timely Handbook provides a systematic guide to the current state of knowledge on sustainable food. It begins by analyzing the historical development surrounding food production and consumption, then moves on to discuss the current food crisis and challenges as well as the impacts linked to modern agriculture and food security. Finally, it concludes with a section that examines emerging sustainable food trends and movements in addition to an analysis of current food science innovations. Developed from specifically commissioned original contributions the Handbook's inherent multidisciplinary approach paves the way for deeper understanding of all aspects linked to the evolution of food in society, including insights into local food, food and tourism, organic food, indigenous and traditional food, sustainable restaurant practices, consumption patterns and sourcing. This book is essential reading for students, researches and academics interested in the possibilities of sustainable forms of gastronomy and gastronomy's contribution to sustainable development. The title includes a foreword written by Roberto Flore, Head Chef at the Nordic Food Lab, Copenhagen, Denmark.
At least fifty years of projects aimed at the rural poor in Africa have had very little impact. Up to half of the children of these countries are still suffering from stunting and malnutrition. Soil degradation and poor crop yields are ubiquitous. Projects are almost always aimed at helping local people to solve their problems by growing for the market. In some countries, projects link poor villagers into cooperatives to produce a commercial output. In other countries, projects target more competent entrepreneurial villagers. Almost all these projects fail after several years. Even those that are successful make few inroads into the problems. While the slogan 'feeding the farmers first' comes from the Philippines, it is particularly applicable to much of Africa, where household food security can come from household production. This book explains how projects can be designed that increase food security through subsistence production. Focusing on particular people and projects, it gives a sociological analysis of why this is so difficult to manage. This book challenges the models promoted by academics in the field of development studies and argues against the strategies adopted by most donor organizations and government bodies.It explains why commercial projects have been so ubiquitous even though they rarely work. It gives practical tips on how to set up villages and farms to achieve sustainable solutions that also provide plenty of nutritious food. The book is written to be accessible and engaging. For anyone planning to work in the rural areas of Africa, this book is required reading.
New perspectives on the history of famine-and the possibility of a famine-free world Famines are becoming smaller and rarer, but optimism about the possibility of a famine-free future must be tempered by the threat of global warming. That is just one of the arguments that Cormac O Grada, one of the world's leading authorities on the history and economics of famine, develops in this wide-ranging book, which provides crucial new perspectives on key questions raised by famines around the globe between the seventeenth and twenty-first centuries. The book begins with a taboo topic. O Grada argues that cannibalism, while by no means a universal feature of famines and never responsible for more than a tiny proportion of famine deaths, has probably been more common during very severe famines than previously thought. The book goes on to offer new interpretations of two of the twentieth century's most notorious and controversial famines, the Great Bengal Famine and the Chinese Great Leap Forward Famine. O Grada questions the standard view of the Bengal Famine as a perfect example of market failure, arguing instead that the primary cause was the unwillingness of colonial rulers to divert food from their war effort. The book also addresses the role played by traders and speculators during famines more generally, invoking evidence from famines in France, Ireland, Finland, Malawi, Niger, and Somalia since the 1600s, and overturning Adam Smith's claim that government attempts to solve food shortages always cause famines. Thought-provoking and important, this is essential reading for historians, economists, demographers, and anyone else who is interested in the history and possible future of famine.
Cette edition examine comment, malgre un recent ralentissement de la sous-alimentation, l'insecurite alimentaire a augmente en raison des ralentissements economiques, des conflits et des extremes climatiques. Les progres sont trop lents pour atteindre les six objectifs nutritionnels cles et la Faim Zero d'ici a 2030, les dernieres donnees montrant qu'il reste aujourd'hui 256 millions de personnes souffrant de la faim en Afrique. Ce rapport suggere que les pays devraient elaborer des politiques et investir pour realiser une economie plus diversifiee et une transformation structurelle inclusive. La reduction des inegalites, y compris les inegalites entre les sexes et celles spatiales, sera essentielle pour renforcer la resilience des menages et la croissance inclusive.
Latin America and the Caribbean face the challenge of providing healthy, diversified and sufficient food for their populations. First, the region must find a solution to feed the 42.5 million people who are still hungry. Second, it has to address the growing problem of overweight and obesity, which afflict more than 300 million people from all age groups. It is necessary to promote healthy eating patterns, as improper diets increase the risk of developing noncommunicable diseases as well as the probability of premature death. It is currently estimated that one out of every six deaths in the region stems from inappropriate consumption habits that lead to cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. Promoting true development therefore requires the guarantee of an adequate healthy diet. This can only be achieved through the commitment of States, which is why governments of the region have begun to implement measures to guide the production, distribution, marketing, processing and consumption of food. However, public action alone is insufficient. The transformation of food systems requires the active involvement of the private sector, parliaments, academia, civil society, and consumers.
Despite encouraging trends, the food security and nutrition status of the population remains dire for many countries in the region; 55 million people are still affected by hunger. Reversing this will require governments to rethink their agricultural, health and trade policy. The past few decades have seen dramatic improvements in the region with respect to access to food, stunting rates, and premature death and disability caused by communicable, maternal, neonatal or nutritional diseases. However, the gains in the fight against hunger and malnutrition have been reversed in the wake of conflicts and violence that have spread in many parts of the region over the past decade. The report concludes that ending hunger and addressing the root causes of malnutrition will require bold action on several fronts, including ending conflicts and sustaining peace, and transforming food systems through agricultural, health, nutrition, trade, food and environmental policies that are gender- and climate-sensitive.
This book reviews sporadic Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infections and identifies foods that facilitate their spread, including meat, vegetables and fruits. The analysis covers 957 STEC outbreaks from 27 different countries. Overall, outbreak data identified that 16 percent of outbreaks were attributed to beef, 15 percent to produce and 6 percent to dairy products. In 57 percent of all outbreaks, the food sources could not be identified. STEC infections are a substantial public health issue worldwide, causing more than 1 million illnesses, 128 deaths and nearly 13 000 Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) annually. To appropriately target preventative interventions, it is important to determine the specific types of foods leading to these illnesses. Overall, the meta-analysis identified the beef and meat-unspecified categories as significant risk factors for STEC infection, with significant variation depending on geographic region. Prioritizing interventions to control beef supply chains may provide the largest return on investment when implementing strategies for STEC control.
The Symposium addressed challenges related to the sustainability of food systems and how to eradicate malnutrition in all its forms. It presented current knowledge and innovations among the scientific community, and served as a platform to share experiences and best practices. Discussions centred around the following themes: Research, Knowledge Gaps and Needs for Sustainable Food Systems and Healthy Diets , Governance of food systems for healthy diets , Building Consumer Confidence in Food Systems , and Transforming Food Systems: What does it take? . The proceedings emphasize the need for a broader food-systems approach, appropriate governance mechanisms, legal frameworks, engagement of parliamentarians, and regulatory instruments.
La presente edicion de El estado de los mercados de productos basicos agricolas se centra en la compleja y poco explorada interseccion entre el comercio agricola, el cambio climatico y la seguridad alimentaria. El informe realiza una contribucion importante a los debates sobre las politicas en materia de adaptacion al cambio climatico y la mitigacion de sus efectos en el marco del Acuerdo de Paris y la reglamentacion multilateral del comercio agricola. En el informe se analizan las politicas, tanto las de ayuda interna como las medidas comerciales, que pueden fomentar la seguridad alimentaria, la adaptacion y la mitigacion, y mejorar los medios de subsistencia de los agricultores familiares en todo el mundo. Teniendo en cuenta los efectos del cambio climatico, tanto los que se manifiestan rapidamente como los de lenta aparicion, las politicas que pueden fomentar considerablemente la adaptacion al cambio climatico y la mitigacion de sus efectos se beneficiarian de una mayor profundidad de los analisis que se lleven a cabo en los foros internacionales sobre como fortalecer la funcion de mutuo apoyo de las reglamentaciones comerciales y de las intervenciones sobre el clima.