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Development, the environment and food : towards agricultural change? / edited by Pierre Jacquet, Rajendra K. Pachauri, Laurence Tubiana.

Contributor(s): Jacquet, Pierre | Pachauri, Rajendra K | Tubiana, Laurence.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Delhi : TERI Press, 2011Description: 261 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9788179934432 (pbk.); 8179934438 (pbk.).Other title: Planet for life : sustainable development in action.Subject(s): Agriculture -- Economic aspects | Agriculture -- Environmental aspects | Sustainable agricultureDDC classification: 338.1 DEV Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Agriculture and food security: taking the measure of a global challenge -- Food crisis: a reshuffling of stakeholders --Agriculture and transition in a globalized world -- The role of agriculture in African economic development: what do we disagree on? --Land, peasants and migrants: the heart of China’s development -- Global conditions for the future of agriculture in the “anthropocene” -- Can agricultural intensification save forested land? A review and case study in Indonesia -- Climate change and food security. A crucial test for humanity? -- Agricultural research: a global innovation system at the core of strategic choices -- An ethnography of cotton production and exchange in a Turkish village -- The agri-food industry at the heart of the global food system -- Instability in agricultural prices: a comfortable truth -- Sustainable voluntary standards: towards privatized regulation in the food and farm sector? -- Latin America and the Caribbean: rebuilding agricultural policies -- Food security as a global public good.
Summary: A Planet for Life called on many highly specialized authors from different countries and perspectives, and invites the reader to discover the sector in all its complexity, upstream and downstream of agricultural production. At the crossroads of the challenges posed by development, food security and the environment, the transformation of the agricultural sector is at the heart of the global stakes of sustainable development. To help steer these changes towards greater sustainability, this book makes us aware of how crucial it is to also change our representations of agriculture, change the visions that guide projects for change and the policies regulating this sector.
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"Raphael Jozan, Sébastien Treyer, Viviane Gravey, Vincent Renard, Sanjivi Sundar (associated editors)."

"A Planet for life sustainable development in action"--Cover.

Publication produced by Tata Energy Research Institute, Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales, and Agence Française de Développement.

Includes bibliographical references.

Agriculture and food security: taking the measure of a global challenge -- Food crisis: a reshuffling of stakeholders --Agriculture and transition in a globalized world -- The role of agriculture in African economic development: what do we disagree on? --Land, peasants and migrants: the heart of China’s development -- Global conditions for the future of agriculture in the “anthropocene” -- Can agricultural intensification save forested land? A review and case study in Indonesia -- Climate change and food security. A crucial test for humanity? -- Agricultural research: a global innovation system at the core of strategic choices -- An ethnography of cotton production and exchange in a Turkish village -- The agri-food industry at the heart of the global food system -- Instability in agricultural prices: a comfortable truth -- Sustainable voluntary standards: towards privatized regulation in the food and farm sector? -- Latin America and the Caribbean: rebuilding agricultural policies -- Food security as a global public good.

A Planet for Life called on many highly specialized authors from different countries and perspectives, and invites the reader to discover the sector in all its complexity, upstream and downstream of agricultural production. At the crossroads of the challenges posed by development, food security and the environment, the transformation of the agricultural sector is at the heart of the global stakes of sustainable development. To help steer these changes towards greater sustainability, this book makes us aware of how crucial it is to also change our representations of agriculture, change the visions that guide projects for change and the policies regulating this sector.

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