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Routledge Handbook of Food and Nutrition Security

Edited by: Bill Pritchard , Rodomiro Ortiz , Meera Shekar

Print publication date:  April  2016
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138817197
eBook ISBN: 9781315745749
Adobe ISBN: 9781317596257

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The concept of food and nutrition security has evolved and risen to the top of the international policy agenda over the last decade. Yet it is a complex and multi-faceted issue, requiring a broad and inter-disciplinary perspective for full understanding. This Handbook represents the most comprehensive compilation of our current knowledge of food and nutrition security from a global perspective. It is organized to reflect the wide scope of the contents, its four sections corresponding to the accepted current definitional frameworks prevailing in the work of multilateral agencies and mainstream scholarship. 

The first section addresses the struggles and progression of ideas and debates about the subject in recent years. The other sections focus on three key themes: how food has been, is and should be made available, including by improvements in agricultural productivity; the ways in which politico-economic and social arenas have shaped access to food; and the effects of food and nutrition systems in addressing human health, known as food utilisation. Overall, the volume synthesizes a vast field of information drawn from agriculture, soil science, climatology, economics, sociology, human and physical geography, the nutrition and health sciences, environmental science and development studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Food and Nutrition Security Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Future Prospects for Cereal and Legume Production Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Fruits, Vegetables and Tubers Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Impacts of Modern Agriculture on Plant Genetic Diversity Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Agriculture and Micronutrient Availability Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Sustainable Intensification Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Role of Agro-Ecological and Organic Food Production in Making the World Feed Itself in the Twenty-First Century Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Meatification of Diets Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Livestock Production Systems Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Fisheries and Aquaculture Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Food Losses and Waste and the Debate on Food and Nutrition Security Download PDF
Chapter  12:  How is Climate Change Affecting the Global Food System? Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Sustainability of the World’s Soils Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Water Resources for Food and Nutrition Security Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Famines Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Nutrition Sensitive Economic Growth Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Transformation of Food Supply Chains Download PDF
Chapter  18:  International Trade, Food Security and Nutrition Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Food Value Chains and Nutrition Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Smallholders, Agro-Biodiversity and Mixed Cropping and Livestock Systems Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Implications of Land Grabs and Biofuel Expansion for Food and Nutrition Security in Developing Countries Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Food Sovereignty Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Localism and Food and Nutrition Security Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Food and Nutrition Security within the Household Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Socio-Economic and Socio-Cultural Determinants of Food and Nutrition Security in Developed Countries Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Food and Nutrition Surveillance Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Addressing Maternal and Child Undernutrition in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The Agriculture–Nutrition Disconnect Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Nutrition, Health and Early Childhood Development Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Nutrition Policies and Programs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Costing and Financing Nutrition Programs in the Developing World Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Food Social Safety Net and Dietary Guidance Programs in Developed Countries Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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