New Book of the Week

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New Book of the Week Title: “The Global Food Crisis: Governance Challenges and Opportunities

From the back of the book:  “The global food crisis is a stark reminder of the fragility of the global food system.  The contributors to this volume capture the debate about how to address the problem and examine the implications of the crisis for food security in the world’s poorest countries, both for the global environment and for the global rules and institutions that govern food and agriculture.

In The Global Food Crisis, policy-makers and scholars assess the causes and consequences of the most recent food price volatility and examine the associated governance challenges and opportunities, including short-term emergency responses, the ecological dimensions of the crisis, adn the longer-term goal of building sustainable global food systems.  The recommendations include vastly increasing public investment in small farm agriculture, reforming global food aid and food research institutions, establishing fairer international agricultural trade rules, promoting sustainable agricultural methods, placing agriculture higher on the post-Kyoto climate change agenda, revamping biofuel policies, and enhancing international agricultural policy-making.”

 For more information about this book, see Racertrac.

Stop by the new book section in Waterfield Library to browse this book and other new titles

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