The Coming Famine

Author by : Julian Cribb
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : Lays out a picture of impending planetary crisis - a global food shortage that threatens to hit by mid-century - that would dwarf any in our previous experience. This book describes a dangerous confluence of shortages - of water, land, energy, technology, and knowledge - combined with the increased demand created by population and economic growth


The Global Food Crisis

Author by : Jennifer Clapp
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
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Description : The global food crisis is a stark reminder of the fragility of the global food system. The Global Food Crisis: Governance Challenges and Opportunities captures the debate about how to go forward and examines the implications of the crisis for food security in the world’s poorest countries, both for the global environment and for the global rules and institutions that govern food and agriculture. In this volume, policy-makers and scholars assess the causes and consequences of the most recent food price volatility and examine the associated governance challenges and opportunities, including short-term emergency responses, the ecological dimensions of the crisis, and the longer-term goal of building sustainable global food systems. The recommendations include vastly increasing public investment in small-farm agriculture; reforming global food aid and food research institutions; establishing fairer international agricultural trade rules; promoting sustainable agricultural methods; placing agriculture higher on the post-Kyoto climate change agenda; revamping biofuel policies; and enhancing international agricultural policy-making. Co-published with the Centre for International Governance Innovation


Global Food Crisis

Author by : Justin Healey
Languange : en
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Description : Currently, a billion undernourished people experience hunger on a regular basis. Global food production will have to rise 70 per cent by 2050 as the world population expands to 9.1 billion from 6.8 billion people. Recent global food prices have been the highest on record, exceeding 2008 levels that sparked deadly riots across the world. Causal factors include population growth, climate change and weather-related crop problems, diminishing water supplies, oil prices and diversion of food crops to biofuel production, damaging farming practices, and land shortages. Is an ongoing world food crisis inevitable? What is Australia¿s role in global food security and how are we managing our own domestic food challenges in relation to environmental sustainability, rising food prices and declining productivity?Chapter 1: Global hunger and food supplyChapter 2: Australia¿s food security.Worksheets and activities; Glossary; Fast facts; Web links; Index


The Global Food Crisis

Author by : Albert Sasson
Languange : en
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Global Food Crisis

Author by : Alison Robertson
Languange : en
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Description : Enhance the critical literacy, writing and comprehension of Middle and Upper Primary Students. MainSails gives your students the inside knowledge on how language works, how to analyse it and how to apply it to a variety of situations. Each title features: a stimulating magazine-style format and innovative teaching elements; unique Think Tank elements encouraging interaction with the text; investigations of literary devices that are essential for effective writing; specific modelling of text types, including fantasy, mystery, reports, explanations and narratives. MainSails is ideal for: developing students' oral reading and comprehension skills; guided reading and reciprocal reading; supporting students as they develop their own writing style; explicitly teaching comprehension skills including summarising, sequencing, understanding inferences, and understanding cause and effect.


Food Systems Failure

Author by : Christopher Rosin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : 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.


The Global Food Crisis

Author by : Uma Kukathas
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
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Description : Presents articles both supporting and opposing issues related to the global food crisis, including its causes, its possible relation to biofuel production and biotechnology, and methods to help alleviate the crisis.


Reflections On The Global Food Crisis

Author by : Derek Headey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
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Description : The dramatic surge in food prices from 2005 to 2008 seriously threatened the world's poor, who struggle to buy food even under normal circumstances, and led to protests and riots in the developing world. The crisis eventually receded, but such surges could recur unless steps are taken to prevent them. Using up-to-date information, the authors of Reflections on the Global Food Crisis identify the key causes of the food price surge, its consequences for global poverty, and the challenges involved in preventing another crisis. Breaking from many earlier interpretations, the authors conclude that the crisis was not primarily fostered by increased demand for meat products in rising economies such as China and India or by declines in agricultural yields or food stocks, or by futures market speculation. Instead, they attribute the rising food prices to a combination of rising energy prices, growing demand for biofuels, the U.S. dollar depreciation; and various trade shocks related to export restrictions, panic purchases and unfavorable weather. As part of their analysis, the authors also provide the first comprehensive review of both the macroeconomic and microeconomic consequences of the crisis, as well as a detailed comparison of the current crisis with the food price crisis of 1974. To prevent another crisis, the authors conclude that the global food system should be reformed through several key steps: make trade in agricultural commodities more free yet more secure; address long-term threats to agricultural productivity, such as climate change and resource degradation; scale up social protection in potentially food insecure countries; and encourage agricultural production in at least some of the countries now heavily dependent on food imports. Reflections on the Global Food Crisis will be a valuable resource for policymakers, development specialists, and others concerned with the world's poorest people.


Responding To The Global Food Crisis

Author by : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
Languange : en
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Napa Bulletin The Global Food Crisis

Author by : David Himmelgreen
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : The NAPA Bulletin series is dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policy applications of anthropological knowledge and methods. These papers demonstrate the diverse ways in which anthropology can be used to address the global food crisis while directly responding to local realities. Experts explore the dilemma of food insecurity in developing and industrialized countries Practicing and applied anthropologists, sociologists and public health workers, examine the global food crisis through a variety of theoretical and analytical frameworks Examines the ways in which food policies and economic restructuring have contributed to increasing food inequities across the globe