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Agriculture, Environment and Development

International Perspectives on Water, Land and Politics

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  • Considers emerging challenges facing farmers, consumers, policy-makers
  • Critically assesses tensions associated with the failures of mainstream regulatory approaches
  • Discusses the interface between the growth of the agri-food sector and socio-environmental demands

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The Second Edition of this book is completely revised and updated throughout providing an overview of current challenges faced within the area of Agri-food in relation to policymaking, ecological conservation and socio-environmental justice. Including a range of new chapters, the book explores some of the conceptual and analytical gaps that are presented by current approaches to this topic. The series of interconnected chapters offers a critical reinterpretation of the tensions associated with the failures of mainstream regulatory regimes, land and resource grabbing, and the impacts of global agri-food chains at local, regional and inter-sectoral scales. The book also examines past legacies and emerging challenges associated with agriculture modernisation, politico-spatial disputes, climate change, social movements, gender, ethnicity and education. It likewise addresses the transformative potential of different combinations of biophysical, socio-technical and socio-spatial practices of food sovereignty.

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff, UK

    Antonio Augusto Rossotto Ioris

  • São Paulo State University, São Paulo, Brazil

    Bernardo Mançano Fernandes

About the editors

Antonio Augusto Rossotto Ioris is reader in human geography and director of the M.Sc. in Environment and Development at the School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University. Associate editor of the journal Progress in Development Studies and author of, among others, the books “Agribusiness and the Neoliberal Food System in Brazil: Frontiers and Fissures of Agro-neoliberalism” (2017), “Frontier Making in the Amazon: Economic, Political and Socioecological Conversion” (2020) and “Kaiowcide: Living through the Guarani-Kaiowa Genocide” (2021). He edited “Agriculture, Environment and Development: International Perspectives on Water, Land and Politics”, published in 2016.

Bernardo Mançano Fernandes is professor of the Graduate Programme in Geography and of the Graduate Programme in Territorial Development in Latin America the Caribbean, São Paulo State University (UNESP), and holder of the UNESCO Chair in Territorial Development and Education for the Countryside. He is CNPq Research Productivity Fellow and leader of the discipline of Geography at FAPESP.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Agriculture, Environment and Development

  • Book Subtitle: International Perspectives on Water, Land and Politics

  • Editors: Antonio Augusto Rossotto Ioris, Bernardo Mançano Fernandes

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  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-10263-9Published: 22 November 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-10266-0Published: 22 November 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-10264-6Published: 21 November 2022

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: XXII, 464

  • Number of Illustrations: 4 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Environmental Policy, Sociology, general, Geography, general, Environmental Management, Human Geography

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