Sustainable Food Security in the Era of Local and Global Environmental Change

Sustainable Food Security in the Era of Local and Global Environmental Change

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Edited by Mohamed Behnassi, Edited by Olaf Pollmann, Edited by Gabrielle Kissinger

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  • Publisher: Springer
  • Format: Hardback | 377 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 234mm x 28mm | 900g
  • Publication date: 11 July 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Dordrecht
  • ISBN 10: 9400767188
  • ISBN 13: 9789400767188
  • Edition statement: 2013 ed.
  • Illustrations note: 16 black & white illustrations, 41 colour illustrations, 5 black & white tables, 56 colour tables, biography

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This volume discusses a broad range of vital issues encompassing the production and consumption of food in the current period of climate change. All of these add up to looming, momentous challenges to food security, especially for people in regions where malnutrition and famine have been the norm during numerous decades. Furthermore, threats to food security do not stop at the borders of more affluent countries - governance of food systems and changes in eating patterns will have worldwide consequences. The book is arranged in four broad sections. Part I, Combating Food Insecurity: A Global Responsibility opens with a chapter describing the urgent necessity for new paradigm and policy set to meet the food security challenges of climate change. Also in this section are chapters on meat and the dimensions of animal welfare, climate change and sustainability; on dietary options for mitigating climate change; and the linkage of forest and food production in the context of the REDD+ approach to valuation of forests. Part II, Managing Linkages Between Climate Change and Food Security offers a South Asian perspective on Gender, Climate Change and Household Food Security; a chapter on food crisis in sub-Saharan Africa; and separate chapters on critical issues of food supply and production in Nigeria, far-Western Nepal and the Sudano-Sahelian zone of Cameroon. Part III examines Food Security and patterns of production and consumption, with chapters focused on Morocco, Thailand, Bahrain, Kenya and elsewhere. The final section discusses successful, innovative practices, with chapters on Food Security in Knowledge-Based Economy; Biosaline Agriculture in the Gulf States; Rice production in a cotton zone of Benin; palm oil in the production of biofuel; and experiments in raised-bed wheat production. The editors argue that technical prescriptions are insufficient to manage the food security challenge. They propose and explain a holistic approach for adapting food systems to global environmental change, which demands the engagement of many disciplines - a new, sustainable food security paradigm.

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This volume discusses a broad range of vital issues encompassing the production and consumption of food in the current period of climate change. All of these add up to looming, momentous challenges to food security, especially for people in regions where malnutrition and famine have been the norm during numerous decades. Furthermore, threats to food security do not stop at the borders of more affluent countries governance of food systems and changes in eating patterns will have worldwide consequences. The book is arranged in four broad sections. Part I, Combating Food Insecurity: A Global Responsibility opens with a chapter describing the urgent necessity for new paradigm and policy set to meet the food security challenges of climate change. Also in this section are chapters on meat and the dimensions of animal welfare, climate change and sustainability; on dietary options for mitigating climate change; and the linkage of forest and food production in the context of the REDD+ approach to valuation of forests. Part II, Managing Linkages Between Climate Change and Food Security offers a South Asian perspective on Gender, Climate Change and Household Food Security; a chapter on food crisis in sub-Saharan Africa; and separate chapters on critical issues of food supply and production in Nigeria, far-Western Nepal and the Sudano-Sahelian zone of Cameroon. Part III examines Food Security and patterns of production and consumption, with chapters focused on Morocco, Thailand, Bahrain, Kenya and elsewhere. The final section discusses successful, innovative practices, with chapters on Food Security in Knowledge-Based Economy; Biosaline Agriculture in the Gulf States; Rice production in a cotton zone of Benin; palm oil in the production of biofuel; and experiments in raised-bed wheat production. The editors argue that technical prescriptions are insufficient to manage the food security challenge. They propose and explain a holistic approach for adapting food systems to global environmental change, which demands the engagement of many disciplines a new, sustainable food security paradigm."

Table of contents

Part I Combating Food Insecurity: A Global Responsibility 1 Managing Food Systems, Climate Change and Related Challenges to Ensure Sustainable Food Security: The Urgent Need of a Paradigm and Policy Shift 2 The Meat Crisis: The ethical dimensions of animal welfare, climate change, and future sustainability 3 Dietary options for climate change mitigation 4 Linking Forests and Food Production in the REDD+ Context Part II Managing Linkages between Climate Change and Food Security 5 Gender, Climate Change and Household Food Security: A South Asian Perspective 6 The Threats of Climate Change: Implication for Food Crisis in sub Sahara Africa 7 Climate Change and Food Security in Kano Nigeria: A Model for Sustainable Food Production 8 Climate Change and Food Insecurity: Institutional Barriers to Adaptation of Marginal Groups in the Far-Western Region of Nepal 9 The Impacts of Climatic Variability and Change on Subsistent Crops in the Sudano-Sahelian zone of Cameroon-Options for Adaptation Part III Food Security and Food Production and Consumption Patterns 10 Productive Potential of Urban Agriculture Towards Food Security: Evidence from Southwest Nigeria 11 The Role of Bahrain Local Production Systems in Ensuring Sustainable Food Security 12 General View Point, Perception and Acceptance of Organic Food Products among Urban Consumers in the Thai Marketplace 13 Food Diversity and Nutritional status in Schoolchildren in Morocco 14 Local or Indigenous Chicken Production: A Key to Food Security, Poverty Alleviation, Disease Mitigation and Socio-Cultural Fulfillment in Africa 15 Responding to Food Production Challenges at the Face of Global Warming at Community Level in Kenya: The Role of a Local University Part IV Enhancing Food Security by Innovation: Selected Successful Practices 16 Food Security in Knowledge-Based Economy: Role of Trans-National Seed Corporations 17 Food Security Constraints and Role of Biosaline Agriculture in Meeting Food Demand in the Gulf States 18 Land Use Change and Food Security: Has Introduction of Rice Production in Cotton Zone in Benin Met Optimal Allocation of Resources by Households? 19 Oil Palm Expansion: Competing Claim of Lands for Food, Biofuels, and Conservation 20 Potential and Deployment of Innovative Raised Bed Over Conventional Planting System in Wheat (Triticum Aestivum l.) to Defeat Hunger Postface