2011

Global Food Insecurity

Rethinking Agricultural and Rural Development Paradigm and Policy

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ISBN: 978-94-007-0889-1 (Print) 978-94-007-0890-7 (Online)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii

  2. Agriculture and rural development at the heart of sustainability and food security

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      Pages 1-1

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      A New Conceptual Framework for Assessing Rural Development Performance: Sustainability of Scale, Scope and Integration

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      Pages 11-20

      A Knowledge Approach to Sustainable Agriculture

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      Pages 21-32

      Sustainable Agriculture Ensures Sustainable Rural Development: A Reality or a Myth

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      Pages 33-51

      Policies for Sustainable Agricultural Production and Consumption

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      Pages 53-62

      Cultivating Faith: The Relationship Between Islam and Sustainable Agriculture in Rural Communities of American Muslims

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      Pages 63-71

      Agricultural Development for Food Security and Sustainability in Nigeria

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      Pages 73-89

      African Agriculture at Crossroads: Balancing the Needs of Increased Productivity and the Challenges of Sustainability. The Case of Fadama Agriculture in Semi-Arid North-Central Nigeria

  3. Governance for food security: Key challenges and relevant debates

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 91-91

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      Pages 93-125

      Food Crisis Mitigation: The Need for an Enhanced Global Food Governance

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      Pages 127-147

      18,000 Children Die of Starvation Everyday: Cannot We Save Them?

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      Pages 149-159

      The Self-Reliant Country: Sustainable Agricultural Policy for Australia?

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      Pages 161-171

      LCA Potentials and Limits Within a Sustainable Agri-food Statutory Framework

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      Pages 173-183

      Risk Communication at the Hungarian Guar-Gum Scandal

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      Pages 185-198

      The Environmental Challenges and Its Security Implications for South Asia

  4. Climate change and energy as new major factors redefining the world food equation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 199-199

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      Pages 201-215

      Climate Change, Seasonality and Hunger: The South Asian Experience

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      Pages 217-231

      Effects of Climate Change on Food and Human Security in Nigeria

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      Pages 233-244

      Quantitative Assessment of Climate Change by Weather Generation Models and Downscaling GCM Data in Tehran, Iran

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      Pages 245-256

      The Role of Biofuels in the Sustainability of the Environment

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      Pages 257-267

      Energy Efficiency, Methane Output, Required Carbon Sequestration Area and Water Productivity in Extensive and Semi-intensive Beef Production in South America –A Comparison of Ecological Currencies

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      Pages 269-279

      Biogas Energy From Agricultural By-Products: Energy Yields and Effects on Organic Farming Systems Compared with Energy Maize Cropping

  5. Sustainable agriculture and food security: Relevant experiences

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      Pages 281-281

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      Pages 283-297

      Sustainable Agriculture and Food Crisis in Sub-Sahara Africa

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