Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security: The Impact of Globalization

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Overview

Sustainable agriculture is based on the sustainable use of natural resources land, water and agricultural biodiversity, including that of plants and animals. The sustainable use of these, in turn, requires that their ownership and control lie with decentralised agricultural communities to generate livelihoods, provide food and conserve natural resources. These three dimensions of ecological security, livelihood security and food security are the essential elements of an agriculture policy which is sustainable and equitable. This book shows how the processes of globalization threaten to undermine all three dimensions, and calls for immediate action.
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Editorial Reviews

Caroline Manion

"This book will appeal to a diverse audience as it pushes for a worldview that prioritizes ecological principles over free trade economics as the guiding framework for the development of agri-food systems. The strength of this book lies in its ability to bridge the gap between research, policy, and practice. It succesfully utilizes scientific research to promote an activist agenda particularly evident in the inclusion of an appendix that details 'The People's Charter for Food Security.'

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761995432
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/2/2002
  • Pages: 514
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: GLOBALIZATION AND FOOD SECURITY
Globalization of Agriculture, Food Security and Sustainability - Vandana Shiva
PART TWO: (A) THE IMPACT OF TRADE LIBERALIZATION IN ASIA
Structural Adjustment and Food Security in Pakistan - Shahrukh Rafi Khan, Sajid Kazmi and Zahid Ahmad
An Aggregate Analysis
The Impact of Globalization on Agriculture - Sarath Fernando
Marginal Farmers and the Poor in Sri Lanka
PART TWO: (B) THE IMPACT OF TRADE LIBERALIZATION IN INDIA
The Impact of SAP on Land Resources and Food Accessibility in Maharashtra - Sulabha Brahme
The Impact of Structural Adjustment Programmes on Land and Water Resources of Gujarat - Darshini Mahadevia
Foodgrain Stocks to Feed the Poor or Pay for Liberalized Imports? - Abhijit Sen
Seeds of Suicide - Vandana Shiva and Afsar Jafri
The Ecological and Human Costs of Globalization of Agriculture
PART THREE: CORPORATIZATION OF AGRICULTURE
The Corporate Reapers - A V Krebs
US Agriculture Policy and the Uruguay Round - Kristin Dawkins
Implications for Food Security and Global Democracy
Floriculture and Food Security Issues - T N Prakash and Tejaswini
PART FOUR: GLOBALIZATION OF FOOD INSECURITY
Food Security - Tim Lang
Does It Conflict with Globalization?
Globalization, Peasant Agriculture and Food Security in Mexico - Victor Suarez Carrera
Neither Comparative Advantage nor Self-Sufficiency
International Trade and Food Security in India - Amitava Mukherjee
Industrial Fisheries and Acquaculture in India - John Kurien
Factory Farming - Philip Lymbery
The Global Mistake
PART FIVE: CORPORATE MONOPOLIES ON LIFE
Monopoly and Monoculture - Vandana Shiva and Tom Crompton
Trends in the Indian Seed Industry
Biodiversity and Biotechnology - Beth Burrows
PART SIX: DEMOCRATIZING THE FOOD SYSTEM: FOOD RIGHTS AND FOOD RESPONSIBILITIES
Associative Economics - Nicanor Perlas
Responding to the Challenge of Elite Globalization
From Global Dependence to Local Interdependence - Helena Norberg-Hodge
Annam Bahu Kurvita - J K Bajaj and M D Srinivas
The Indian Discipline of Growing and Sharing Food in Plenty
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