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Routledge Handbook of Sustainable and Regenerative Food Systems

Edited by: Jessica Duncan , Michael Carolan , Johannes S.C. Wiskerke

Print publication date:  August  2020
Online publication date:  August  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138608047
eBook ISBN: 9780429466823
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429466823
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Book description

This handbook includes contributions from established and emerging scholars from around the world and draws on multiple approaches and subjects to explore the socio-economic, cultural, ecological, institutional, legal, and policy aspects of regenerative food practices.

The future of food is uncertain. We are facing an overwhelming number of interconnected and complex challenges related to the ways we grow, distribute, access, eat, and dispose of food. Yet, there are stories of hope and opportunities for radical change towards food systems that enhance the ability of living things to co-evolve. Given this, activities and imaginaries looking to improve, rather than just sustain, communities and ecosystems are needed, as are fresh perspectives and new terminology. The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable and Regenerative Food Systems addresses this need. The chapters cover diverse practices, geographies, scales, and entry-points. They focus not only on the core requirements to deliver sustainable agriculture and food supply, but go beyond this to think about how these can also actively participate with social-ecological systems. The book is presented in an accessible way, with reflection questions meant to spark discussion and debate on how to transition to safe, just, and healthy food systems. Taken together, the chapters in this handbook highlight the consequences of current food practices and showcase the multiple ways that people are doing food differently.

The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable and Regenerative Food Systems is essential reading for students and scholars interested in food systems, governance and practices, agroecology, rural sociology, and socio-environmental studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Regenerating food systems Download PDF
Chapter  2:  A political economy for regenerative food systems Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Indigenous livelihood Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Indigenous good living philosophies and regenerative food systems in Aotearoa New Zealand and Peru Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Beyond culturally-significant practices Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Traditional food, the right to food, and sustainable food systems Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Co-creative governance of agroecology Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Justice Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Labor regeneration Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Caring agricultural and food practices Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Animal functionality and interspecies relations in regenerative agriculture Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Linking small-scale fishing and community capitals Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Food and markets Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The symbiotic food system Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Food sharing Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Financing food system regeneration? Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Citizen entrepreneurship Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Coffee micro-mills in Costa Rica Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Commons and commoning to build ecologically reparatory food systems Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Forging by foraging Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Social processes of sharing and collecting seeds as regenerative agricultural practices Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Enabling more regenerative agriculture, food, and nutrition in the Andes Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Circular food economies Download PDF
Chapter  24:  A digital “revolution” in agriculture? Download PDF
Chapter  25:  From weekend farming to telephone farming Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Rural–urban linkages Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Planning regenerative working landscapes Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Urban food planning Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Cradle to cradle Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Controversies around food security Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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