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Title The politics of food security : Asian and Middle Eastern strategies / edited by Sara Bazoobandi.

Publication Info. Berlin, Germany : Gerlach Press, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource (vi, 240 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary The international food system is increasingly at risk. Increasing demand, limited and diminishing resources and rising volatility are putting new pressures on the agriculture sector globally. One of the growing critical threats to global stability and security is the inadequacy of food resources. This threat, exacerbated by global population growth, is illustrated by shifts in consumption patterns toward protein-rich diets and the growth of multinational food retail, which bring about a greater reliance on food imports. This book compares the food security policies of selected countries in Asia and the Middle East, and reviews the outcomes of policy applications in a broader context. Themes discussed include: -Shifts in regional and international foreign policy, such as new alliances between countries with rich agricultural resources and wealthier importing states -Creation of food security policy competition across regions -Foreign investments and investment risks for farmland investments -Social implications, such as potential unrest -Environmental sustainability of food security programs, such as the depletion of water resources -Impact of food security programs on trade policies and fiscal policies, such as import taxes and subsidies.
Contents 9783940924315; 9783940924315; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Food Security: A Global Challenge; 1 The Gulf and Asia: Cooperation or Competition for Food Security?; 2 Qatar Food Security Strategy: Towards Self-Sufficiency; 3 Japan-Gulf Food Security Relations; 4 IranĂ¢#x80;#x99;s Struggle for Food Security: Results and Future Perspectives; 5 Positioning Nutrition as Central for a Food Secure Arab World; 6 Globalising Asia: Problematizing the Politics of Food Security; 7 Brave New World? Assessing the Health Risks ofModern Food Systems in the Asia-Pacific
8 Urban Food Security and Urban Agriculture in Asia:Cities as Part of the Solution9 Exploring the Potential Role and Contribution of Services TradeLiberalisation towards Food Security: The Case of ASEAN; 10 Malaysia and Food Security Initiatives; About the Contributors
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Food security -- Asia.
Food security -- Middle East.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Bazoobandi, Sara, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Politics of food security. Berlin, Germany : Gerlach Press, 2014 9783940924308 (DLC) 2015379537 (OCoLC)892336261
ISBN 9783940924315 (electronic bk.)
3940924318 (electronic bk.)