Sustainable Food Security in the Era of Local and Global Environmental Change

  • Mohamed Behnassi
  • Olaf Pollmann
  • Gabrielle Kissinger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxix
  2. Combating Food Insecurity: A Global Responsibility

  3. Managing Linkages Between Climate Change and Food Security

  4. Food Security and Food Production and Consumption Patterns

  5. Enhancing Food Security by Innovation: Selected Successful Practices

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 337-338

About this book


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 – governance of food systems and changes in eating patterns will have worldwide consequences. The book is arranged in four broad sections. Part I, Combating Food Insecurity: A Global Responsibility opens with a chapter describing the urgent necessity for new paradigm and policy set to meet the food security challenges of climate change. Also in this section are chapters on meat and the dimensions of animal welfare, climate change and sustainability; on dietary options for mitigating climate change; and the linkage of forest and food production in the context of the REDD+ approach to valuation of forests. Part II, Managing Linkages Between Climate Change and Food Security offers a South Asian perspective on Gender, Climate Change and Household Food Security; a chapter on food crisis in sub-Saharan Africa; and separate chapters on critical issues of food supply and production in Nigeria, far-Western Nepal and the Sudano-Sahelian zone of Cameroon. Part III examines Food Security and patterns of production and consumption, with chapters focused on Morocco, Thailand, Bahrain, Kenya and elsewhere. The final section discusses successful, innovative practices, with chapters on Food Security in Knowledge-Based Economy; Biosaline Agriculture in the Gulf States; Rice production in a cotton zone of Benin; palm oil in the production of biofuel; and experiments in raised-bed wheat production. The editors argue that technical prescriptions are insufficient to manage the food security challenge. They propose and explain a holistic approach for adapting food systems to global environmental change, which demands the engagement of many disciplines – a new, sustainable food security paradigm.


Adaptation Food Challenge Food Security Food Systems Sustainable agriculture

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohamed Behnassi
    • 1
  • Olaf Pollmann
    • 2
  • Gabrielle Kissinger
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Law, Economics and Social SciencesIbn Zohr University of AgadirAgadirMorocco
  2. 2.SCENSO GbR - Scientific Env. SolutionsSankt AugustinGermany
  3. 3.Lexeme ConsultingVancouverCanada

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