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The concept of food and nutrition security has evolved and risen to the top of the international policy agenda over the last decade. Yet it is a complex and multi-faceted issue, requiring a broad and inter-disciplinary perspective for full understanding. This Handbook represents the most comprehensive compilation of our current knowledge of food and nutrition security from a global perspective. It is organized to reflect the wide scope of the contents, its four sections corresponding to the accepted current definitional frameworks prevailing in the work of multilateral agencies and mainstream scholarship.


The first section addresses the struggles and progression of ideas and debates about the subject in recent years. The other sections focus on three key themes: how food has been, is and should be made available, including by improvements in agricultural productivity; the ways in which politico-economic and social arenas have shaped access to food; and the effects of food and nutrition systems in addressing human health, known as food utilisation. Overall, the volume synthesizes a vast field of information drawn from agriculture, soil science, climatology, economics, sociology, human and physical geography, the nutrition and health sciences, environmental science and development studies.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 524 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 30.48mm | 1,111g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 36 Line drawings, black and white; 38 Tables, black and white; 150 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138817198
  • 9781138817197
  • 2,363,119

Table of contents

1. Food and Nutrition Security: Future Priorities for Research and Policy


Bill Pritchard


Part 1: Food Availability


2. Future Prospects for Cereal and Legume Production


Jon Hellin


3. Fruits, Vegetables and Tubers: Bountiful Resources for Achieving and Sustaining Food and Nutrition Security


Norman E. Looney


4. The Impacts of Modern Agriculture on Plant Genetic Diversity


M. Carmen de Vicente


5. Agriculture and Micronutrient Availability


Dennis D. Miller


6. Sustainable Intensification


Tim G. Benton


7. The Role of Agro-ecological and Organic Food Production in Making the World Feed Itself in the 21st Century


Mette Vaarst, P. Panneerselvam and Niels Halberg


8. The Meatification of Diets


Tony Weis


9. Livestock Production Systems: Animal Welfare and Environmental Quality


John Webster


10. Fisheries and Aquaculture


Richard Grainger


11. Food Losses and Waste and the Debate on Food and Nutrition Security


Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Vincent Gitz and Alexandre Meybeck


12. How is Climate Change Affecting the Global Food System?


Molly E. Brown and Tawny M. Mata


13. The Sustainability of the World's Soils


Stefan Hauser and Lindsey Norgrove


14. Water Resources for Food and Nutrition Security


Alain Vidal and Larry Harrington


Part 2: Economic and Social Access to Food


15. Famines: Causes and Impact


Eric Vanhaute


16. Nutrition Sensitive Economic Growth: What it is, Why it Matters and How to Encourage it


Lawrence Haddad


17. The Transformation of Food Supply Chains: Implications for Food and Nutrition Security


C. Peter Timmer


18. International Trade, Food Security and Nutrition


Sophia Murphy


19. Food Value Chains and Nutrition: Exploring the Opportunities for Improving Nutrition


Aulo Gelli, Corinna Hawkes and Jason Donovan


20. Smallholders, Agro-biodiversity and Mixed Cropping and Livestock Systems


Jessica Fanzo, Roseline Remans and Celine Termote


21. The Implications of Land Grabs and Biofuel Expansion for Food and Nutrition Security in Developing Countries


Anna Locke and Giles Henley


22. Food Sovereignty


Phillip McMichael


23. Localism and Food and Nutrition Security


Steven M. Schnell


24. Food and Nutrition Security within the Household: Gender and Access


Anu Rammohan


25. The Socio-economic and Socio-cultural Determinants of Food and Nutrition Security in Developed Countries


Jane Dixon


Part 3: Food Utilization


26. Food and Nutrition Surveillance


Geoffrey C. Marks


27. Addressing Maternal and Child Undernutrition in Low-income and Middle-income Countries. A Review of Nutrition-specific and Nutrition-sensitive Interventions


Victor M. Aguayo and Kajali Paintal


28. The Agriculture-nutrition Disconnect


Yurie Tanimichi Hoberg


29. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: a Missing Link to Food and Nutrition Security?


Oliver Cumming, Louise Watson and Alan Dangour


30. Nutrition, Health and Early Childhood Development


Quentin Wodon and Meera Shekar


31. Nutrition Policies and Programs in Low- and Middle-income Countries: Progress and Challenges to Achieving Impact at Scale


Lynnette M. Neufeld, Ellen Piwoz and Florencia C. Vasta


32. Costing and Financing Nutrition Programs in the Developing World: What will they Cost and How can they be Financed?


Meera Shekar, Julia Dayton and Jakub Kakietek


33. Food Social Safety Net and Dietary Guidance Programs in Developed Countries


Ann L. Yaktine


Index
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Review quote

'The book ends with a comprehensive index that is easy to use. Overall, I found it to be very useful in giving clear and concise information on all types of food and nutrition security, including various health topics such as diabetes and social food provision such as food banks.'
Mabel Blades, Freelance reviewer, Nutrition and Dietetic Services, Rushden, UK
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About Rodomiro Ortiz

Bill Pritchard is Professor in Human Geography at the School of Geosciences, University of Sydney, Australia and International Visiting Professor, Global South Studies Center, University of Cologne, Germany.


Rodomiro Ortiz is Professor of Genetics and Plant Breeding at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.


Meera Shekar is Global Lead for Nutrition, Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, World Bank, Washington DC, USA.
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