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Sustainable food security in the era of local and global environmental change

Author: Mohamed Behnassi; Olaf Pollmann; Gabrielle Kissinger
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
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This volume discusses a broad range of vital issues encompassing the production and consumption of food in the current period of climate change. All of these add up to looming, momentous challenges to food security, especially for people in regions where malnutrition and famine have been the norm during numerous decades. Furthermore, threats to food security do not stop at the borders of more affluent countries -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mohamed Behnassi; Olaf Pollmann; Gabrielle Kissinger
ISBN: 9789400767195 9400767196
OCLC Number: 852688480
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Contents: About the North-South Center for Social Sciences; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Contributors; List of Abbreviations and Acronyms; List of Figures; List of Tables; Part I: Combating Food Insecurity: A Global Responsibility; Chapter 1: Managing Food Systems, Climate Change and Related Challenges to Ensure Sustainable Food Security: The Urgent Need of a Paradigm and Policy Shift; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Food Systems, Climate Change and Other Challenges: The Unachieved Food Security; 1.3 Ensuring Global Food Security: Some Recommended Actions 1.3.1 Changing Eating Pattern1.3.2 Reducing Significant Food Losses and Waste at Distribution and Consumption Levels; 1.3.3 Balancing Food Security and Climate Change: The Strategic Role of Climate-Smart Agriculture; 1.3.4 Collect Information Locally, Share Knowledge Globally, and Refocus Research to Address a More Complex Set of Objectives; 1.4 Conclusions; References; Chapter 2: The Meat Crisis: The Ethical Dimensions of Animal Welfare, Climate Change, and Future Sustainability; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Climate Change; 2.3 Resource Use; 2.4 Animal Health and Welfare 2.5 Healthy Food and Farming2.6 Conclusion; References; Chapter 3: Dietary Options for Climate Change Mitigation; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Livestock Production Impact on the Environment; 3.3 The Plate-Climate Debate by Developing Countries; 3.4 Impact on the Duty to Care; 3.5 Mitigation; 3.6 Recommendations; 3.7 Conclusion; References; Chapter 4: Linking Forests and Food Production in the REDD+ Context; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Methodology; 4.3 Results and Discussion; 4.3.1 Are the Scope and Scale of Current and Future Agricultural Sector or Related Land Use D&D Drivers Accounted for in the R-PP? 4.3.2 Are the Proposed REDD+ Policy and Programmatic Interventions Adequate to Affect the Scope and Scale of Agricultural Drivers?4.3.3 Are the Government Ministries or Agencies That Can Directly Affect Agricultural or Related Drivers Either Planning to or Actively Engaged in Altering TheirPlans and/or Mandates to Accommodate REDD+Strategies and Objectives? Do Governments Havethe Means Through Which They Can ReconcileConflicting Policies with the REDD+ CountryObjectives?; 4.3.4 Case Study: Success in Brazil and the State of Acre; 4.3.4.1 Brazil; 4.3.4.2 Acre State 4.3.5 Roadmap for How to Address Agricultural Drivers in REDD+ Strategies4.4 Conclusions; References; Part II: Managing Linkages Between Climate Change and Food Security; Chapter 5: Gender, Climate Change and Household Food Security: A South Asian Perspective; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Disaster Risk in South Asia; 5.3 Household Food Security in the Face of Climate Change; 5.4 Gender Differentiated Impacts of Disasters; 5.5 Lessons from Gender-Specific Disaster Impacts to Meet the Challenge of Climate Change; 5.6 Conclusions; References
Responsibility: Mohamed Behnassi, Olaf Pollmann, Gabrielle Kissinger, editors.
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This book surveys climate-linked food insecurity, food supply and both traditinoal and novel production practices. In adapting food systems to climate change, the editors propose a holistic approach  Read more...

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