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Title The global food crisis [electronic resource] : governance challenges and opportunities / Jennifer Clapp and Marc J. Cohen, editors.

Imprint [Waterloo, Ont.] : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 267 pages) : illustrations.
Series Studies in international governance series
Studies in international governance.
Note Co-published by the Centre for International Governance Innovation.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Per Pinstrup-Andersen -- Introduction. The food crisis and global governance / Jennifer Clapp and Marc J. Cohen -- pt. 1, The causal factors behind the food crisis. The blame game : understanding structural causes of the food crisis / Anuradha Mittal ; The 1974 and 2008 food price crises : déjà vu? / Sue Horton ; Responding to food price volatility and vulnerability : considering the global economic context / Jennifer Clapp ; US biofuels policy and the global food price crisis : a survey of the issues / Kimberly Ann Elliott -- pt. 2, Immediate governance challenges and proposals : food aid, trade measures, and international grain reserves. Responding to the 2008 "food crisis" : lessons from the evolution of the food aid regime / Raymond F. Hopkins ; Preparing for an uncertain global food supply : a new food assistantce convention / C. Stuart Clark ; From food handouts to integrated food policies / Frederic Mousseau ; The uses of crisis : progress on implementing US local/regional procurement of food aid / Gawain Kripke -- pt. 3, Longer-term ecological concerns and governance responses. The impact of climate change on nutrition / Cristina Tirado [and others] ; Fossil energy and the biophysical roots of the food crisis / Tony Weis ; Setting the global dinner table : exploring the limits of the marketization of food security / Noah Zerbe -- pt. 4, Strategies to promote food security and sustainable agriculture : the way ahead. A stronger global architecture for food and agriculture : some lessons from FAO's history and recent evaluation / Daniel J. Gustafson and John Markie ; Improving the effectiveness of US assistance in transforming the food security outlook in Sub-Saharan Africa / Emmy Simmons and Julie Howard ; Urban agriculture and changing food markets / Mark Redwood ; Reorienting local and global food systems : institutional challenges and policy options from the UN agricultural assessment / Marcia Ishii-Eiteman ; The governance challenges of improving global food security / Alex McCalla.
Summary The global food crisis is a stark reminder of the fragility of the global food system. This book captures the debate about how to go forward and examines the implications of the crisis for food security in the world & apos;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.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Food prices -- Developing countries.
Food supply -- Developing countries.
Food relief -- International cooperation.
Crops and climate -- Developing countries.
Sustainable agriculture.
Agricultural systems.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Cohen, Marc J., 1952-
Clapp, Jennifer, 1963-
Centre for International Governance Innovation.
Other Form: Print version: Global food crisis. [Waterloo, Ont.] : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2009 9781554581924 (OCoLC)427676478
ISBN 9781554582754 (electronic bk.)
155458275X (electronic bk.)
9781554581924 (pbk.)
1554581923 (pbk.)