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The Challenge of Food Security: International Policy and Regulatory Frameworks (Hardback)
  • The Challenge of Food Security: International Policy and Regulatory Frameworks (Hardback)

The Challenge of Food Security: International Policy and Regulatory Frameworks (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 31/10/2012
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This timely study addresses the pressing issue of food security through a range of interdisciplinary contributions, providing both scholarly and policy-making perspectives. It sets the discussion on food security within the little-studied context of its international legal and regulatory framework. The expert contributors explore the key issues from a development perspective and through the lens of existing governance and policy systems with a view to articulating how these systems can be made more effective in dealing with the roots of food insecurity. The book considers the root causes of food insecurity before discussing the regulatory challenges inherent in reconciling food production and sustainability to ensure both adequate supply of and equitable access to food, particularly in light of emerging issues such as food price volatility, `land grabbing' and the need to coordinate the actions of the multitude of actors that influence food policy and regulation. It highlights the need for more equitable, transparent and coherent policy and regulatory approaches to the myriad of issues that make up the food security challenge. This cross-cutting study will appeal to researchers in law, international relations, agricultural science and food systems, as well as to policy makers in government and international organisations that engage with policy and regulation of food security issues. It will also be essential reading for professionals in non-governmental organisations that are interested in development issues in general and food security in particular.

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9780857939371
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm

`Edward Elgar's brave book, The Challenge of Food Security is a timely book and raises awareness of the seriousness of the matter of food security.' -- Sally Ramage, The Criminal Lawyer
`The Challenge of Food Security addresses one of the key development challenges of our time. It examines issues related to food security in a comprehensive manner that covers both theoretical perspectives and policy challenges. It will be a key reference book for anyone interested in issues related to food security.' -- Philippe Cullet, University of London, UK
`This is a timely book which addresses one of the greatest challenges for international regulation: food security. The book is a comprehensive treatment of various aspects of food security from its origins to the relationship between food security and other values, the role that commodity trading plays in exacerbating food insecurity, the importance of adequate food governance, together with specific food security problems like fish, water and genetic resources. The editors should be congratulated on a stimulating collection of essays that brings together a diverse range of scholars and which sheds real light on the complex dimensions of the food security debate.' -- Fiona Smith, University College London, UK

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