Localizing Global Food Book

Localizing Global Food


  • Author : Agni Kalfagianni
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-11-05
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429830211

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Localizing Global Food Excerpt :

Short food supply chains (SFSCs) rely primarily on local production and processing practices for the provision of food and are, in principle, more sustainable in social, economic and environmental terms than supply chains where production and consumption are widely separated. This book reviews and assesses recent initiatives on this topic from an interdisciplinary perspective. In theoretical terms it draws on and advances two key concepts, namely, place (particularly embeddedness in local economic networks and communities) and governance (particularly in addressing sustainability concerns in an inclusive and socially just manner). Empirically, the book examines a diverse set of SFSCs such as small-scale entrepreneurship, farmers’ markets, community supported agriculture and grassroots and solidarity networks. The main examples discussed are from Europe and North America, but the issues are applicable in a global context. The book is of interest to advanced students, researchers and professionals in food studies, sociology, geography, planning, politics and environmental studies.

Localization Book

Localization


  • Author : Colin Hines
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-11
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134191055

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Localization Excerpt :

Localization is a manifesto to unite all those who recognize the importance of cultural, social and ecological diversity for our future - and who do not aspire to a monolithic global consumer culture. It is a passionate and persuasive polemic, challenging the claims that we have to be 'internationally competitive' to survive and describing the destructive consequences of globalization. This book is unique in going beyond simply criticizing free trade and globalization trends. It details self-reinforcing policies to create local self-sufficiency and shows clearly that there is an alternative to globalization - to protect the local, globally.

Better Spending for Localizing Global Sustainable Development Goals Book

Better Spending for Localizing Global Sustainable Development Goals


  • Author : Fayyaz Baqir
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-10-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000721805

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Better Spending for Localizing Global Sustainable Development Goals Excerpt :

This book centers around an intense debate among donors, policymakers, development practitioners, and academics on the efficacy of aid in eradicating poverty while promoting human development. It seeks to fill the gap in present literature by presenting stories of better spending through implementing Sustainable Development Goals and addressing Agenda 2030 via indigenization of global development goals with initiatives at local and national levels. The book adopts an innovative approach to dealing with aid effectiveness by highlighting the relevance of better spending, rather than excessive spending. It does so with real-life examples of interventions made in the Global South to realize the vision of "thinking globally and acting locally". These case studies speak to the significance of communities’ role in shouldering responsibility for planning, financing, operating, and maintaining local developmental initiatives. The examples also demonstrate how aid serves its purpose when used as an investment in communities and enterprising individuals, in order to realize the strategic impact of giving and build a local "receiving mechanism" for indigenizing and achieving global development goals. The book references cases of better spending by governments, philanthropists, and civil society organizations (CSOs) from across Asia, Africa, and Latin America on a range of issues and will, thus, be of interest to development practitioners, policymakers, donors, philanthropists, civil society organizations, and academics and students of international development studies.

Voice and Participation in Global Food Politics Book

Voice and Participation in Global Food Politics


  • Author : Alana Mann
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-04-05
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351068871

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Voice and Participation in Global Food Politics Excerpt :

As awareness of the commodification of food for profit at the expense of our health and the planet grows, this book foregrounds the communicative dimensions of resistance by food movements. Voice and participation are argued by the author to be the means through which rural and urban communities can, and in many cases do, resist the capture of value by corporate actors and work to democratise their foodscapes. Her critical analysis of meaning-making under neo-liberalism suggests that agroecology, as a socially activating form of agriculture within a food sovereignty framework, provides an example of social learning relevant across rural/urban and North/South divides. Embracing indigenous knowledge, gender equity and postcolonial theory, this approach mobilises growers and eaters to contest the power structures that shape their food environments, and also to focus on social and economic justice within their communities, particularly in the context of climate change. Participatory ecologies that incorporate these forms of social learning encourage the co-creation of inclusive foodscapes and politicise food justice. Such a positive framing of resistance through horizontal pedagogy, participation, communication and social learning processes contrasts with the vertical dissemination structure of the corporatised food regime and takes vital steps towards a more democratic food system. Voice and Participation in Global Food Politics will be of interest to scholars of agri-food, transdisciplinary food studies and political economy of food systems. It will also be of relevance to NGOs and policymakers.

Localization Book

Localization


  • Author : Colin Hines
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-11
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134190980

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Localization Excerpt :

Localization is a manifesto to unite all those who recognize the importance of cultural, social and ecological diversity for our future - and who do not aspire to a monolithic global consumer culture. It is a passionate and persuasive polemic, challenging the claims that we have to be 'internationally competitive' to survive and describing the destructive consequences of globalization. This book is unique in going beyond simply criticizing free trade and globalization trends. It details self-reinforcing policies to create local self-sufficiency and shows clearly that there is an alternative to globalization - to protect the local, globally.

Eating Culture Book

Eating Culture


  • Author : Gillian Crowther
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781487593292

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Eating Culture Excerpt :

From ingredients and recipes to meals and menus across time and space, Eating Culture is a highly engaging overview that illustrates the important role that anthropology and anthropologists have played in understanding food, as well as the key role that food plays in the study of culture. The new edition, now with a full-color interior, introduces discussions about nomadism, commercializing food, food security, and ethical consumption, including treatment of animals and the long-term environmental and health consequences of meat consumption. "Grist to the Mill" sections at the end of each chapter provide further readings and "Food for Thought" case studies and exercises help to highlight anthropological methods and approaches. By considering the concept of cuisine and public discourse, this practical guide brings order and insight to our changing relationship with food.

Localizing Global English Book

Localizing Global English


  • Author : Hikyoung Lee
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-09-30
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000197327

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Localizing Global English Excerpt :

English is the most widely taught and learned language in the world and is used for communication among speakers from different language backgrounds. How it can be effectively taught and learned, what English means to, and how it can be "owned" by, non-native speakers of English in Asia and elsewhere, are all issues that warrant contemplation. This edited collection addresses these issues and more by looking at a wide range of topics that are relevant and timely in contexts where English is taught as a foreign language. The authors offer novel perspectives gleaned from theory and actual practice that can inform English language teaching in Asia and beyond. This book will be of interest to researchers, policymakers, curriculum developers, and practitioners in the field of English teaching and learning.

Sustainability of European Food Quality Schemes Book

Sustainability of European Food Quality Schemes


  • Author : Filippo Arfini
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-11-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 567
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030275082

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Sustainability of European Food Quality Schemes Excerpt :

This edited volume evaluates recent EU quality policy, focusing on the structure, governance, technical specifications and performances – economic, environmental and social – of Food Quality Schemes (FQS) in the European Union and South East Asia. The intended benefits of FQS include generating a fair return for farmers and producers, and enabling consumers to make better‐informed purchasing choices through effective labeling. In addition, policy makers now consider FQS as a means of guaranteeing not only quality in food production, but also sustainability. Despite these potential benefits, the economic performance of the FQS (e.g. PDO, PGI, organic) has been variable. While some support significant value‐added production, with substantial benefits to producers, consumers and wider economies, many others have failed to become economically sustainable. In addition, the environmental and social performance of FQS remains largely unexamined, with the exception of the environmental performance of organic products. The editors examine these discrepancies and offer a nuanced evaluation of the effectiveness of such policies. Several unique features make this volume a key resource for those interested in FQS and in the sustainability of food products. The editors provide a concise description of the value chain, the governance and the technical specifications of 27 FQS in Europe and South East Asia. The editors also provide a sustainability assessment of each of these FQS, and support or question the view that FQS are moving from “quality” to “sustainability.” Finally, the volume serves as a repository of key data on these FQS. Readers have access to the raw data necessary to compute the indicators used in the sustainability assessment (eg. value added, number of jobs, quantity of fertilizers, etc), allowing them to conduct novel re-analysis. The book is designed for an interdisciplinary audience of academics, policy makers, and stakeholders. The compilation

The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Cities and Landscapes in the Pacific Rim Book

The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Cities and Landscapes in the Pacific Rim


  • Author : Yizhao Yang
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2022-03-17
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 942
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000532494

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The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Cities and Landscapes in the Pacific Rim Excerpt :

This handbook addresses a growing list of challenges faced by regions and cities in the Pacific Rim, drawing connections around the what, why, and how questions that are fundamental to sustainable development policies and planning practices. These include the connection between cities and surrounding landscapes, across different boundaries and scales; the persistence of environmental and development inequities; and the growing impacts of global climate change, including how physical conditions and social implications are being anticipated and addressed. Building upon localized knowledge and contextualized experiences, this edited collection brings attention to place-based approaches across the Pacific Rim and makes an important contribution to the scholarly and practical understanding of sustainable urban development models that have mostly emerged out of the Western experiences. Nine sections, each grounded in research, dialogue, and collaboration with practical examples and analysis, focus on a theme or dimension that carries critical impacts on a holistic vision of city-landscape development, such as resilient communities, ecosystem services and biodiversity, energy, water, health, and planning and engagement. This international edited collection will appeal to academics and students engaged in research involving landscape architecture, architecture, planning, public policy, law, urban studies, geography, environmental science, and area studies. It also informs policy makers, professionals, and advocates of actionable knowledge and adoptable ideas by connecting those issues with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. The collection of writings presented in this book speaks to multiyear collaboration of scholars through the APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes (SCL) Program and its global network, facilitated by SCL Annual Conferences and involving more than 100 contributors from more than 30 institutions. The Open Access version of chap

Transitioning From Globalized to Localized and Self Reliant Economies Book

Transitioning From Globalized to Localized and Self Reliant Economies


  • Author : Gupta, Ruchika
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2021-12-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799887072

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Transitioning From Globalized to Localized and Self Reliant Economies Excerpt :

The outbreak of COVID-19 had a profound impact on global economic growth. Global trade has transformed drastically and will only continue to do so as countries vote on export and import decisions based on global competition. Many countries would be compelled to reconsider multi-country trade deals as internal interests will push and dictate them. More important than ever, it is imperative that self-reliant economies be investigated specifically in the post-COVID-19 era in order to understand the impacts made on international ties and trade agreements. Transitioning From Globalized to Localized and Self-Reliant Economies is a comprehensive reference source that looks at how economies are now moving towards becoming self-reliant, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Covering topics such as digitalization, technological innovation, and personal finance, this is a beneficial resource for economists, executives, managers, government officials, policymakers, entrepreneurs, IT departments, human resource managers, CEOs, students, researchers, and academicians.

Civic Agriculture Book
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Civic Agriculture


  • Author : Thomas A. Lyson
  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Release Date : 2012-05-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611683035

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Civic Agriculture Excerpt :

A engaging analysis of food production in the United States emphasizing that sustainable agricultural development is important to community health.

Sustainable Food System Assessment  Open Access  Book

Sustainable Food System Assessment Open Access


  • Author : Alison Blay-Palmer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-12-12
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429801389

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Sustainable Food System Assessment Open Access Excerpt :

Sustainable Food System Assessment provides both practical and theoretical insights about the growing interest in and response to measuring food system sustainability. Bringing together research from the Global North and South, this book shares lessons learned, explores intended and actual project outcomes, and highlights points of conceptual and methodological convergence. Interest in assessing food system sustainability is growing, as evidenced by the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact and the importance food systems initiatives have taken in serving as a lever for attaining the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This book opens by looking at the conceptual considerations of food systems indicators, including the place-based dimensions of food systems indicators and how measurements are implicated in sense-making and visioning processes. Chapters in the second part cover operationalizing metrics, including the development of food systems indicator frameworks, degrees of indicator complexities, and practical constraints to assessment. The final part focuses on the outcomes of assessment projects, including impacts on food policy and communities involved, highlighting the importance of building connections between sustainable food systems initiatives. The global coverage and multi-scalar perspectives, including both conceptual and practical aspects, make this a key resource for academics and practitioners across planning, geography, urban studies, food studies, and research methods. It will also be of interest to government officials and those working within NGOs.

Food  Senses and the City Book

Food Senses and the City


  • Author : Ferne Edwards
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-03-24
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000360707

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Food Senses and the City Excerpt :

This work explores diverse cultural understandings of food practices in cities through the senses, drawing on case studies in the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe. The volume includes the senses within the popular field of urban food studies to explore new understandings of how people live in cities and how we can understand cities through food. It reveals how the senses can provide unique insight into how the city and its dwellers are being reshaped and understood. Recognising cities as diverse and dynamic places, the book provides a wide range of case studies from food production to preparation and mediatisation through to consumption. These relationships are interrogated through themes of belonging and homemaking to discuss how food, memory, and materiality connect and disrupt past, present, and future imaginaries. As cities become larger, busier, and more crowded, this volume contributes to actual and potential ways that the senses can generate new understandings of how people live together in cities. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of critical food studies, urban studies, and socio-cultural anthropology.

The Routledge Handbook of Democracy and Sustainability Book

The Routledge Handbook of Democracy and Sustainability


  • Author : Basil Bornemann
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2022-02-23
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429656842

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The Routledge Handbook of Democracy and Sustainability Excerpt :

This handbook provides comprehensive and critical coverage of the dynamic and complex relationship between democracy and sustainability in contemporary theory, discourse, and practice. Distinguished scholars from different disciplines, such as political science, sociology, philosophy, international relations, look at the present state of this relationship, asking how it has evolved and where it is likely to go in the future. They examine compatibilities and tensions, continuities and changes, as well as challenges and potentials across theoretical, empirical and practical contexts. This wide-spanning collection brings together multiple established and emerging viewpoints on the debate between democracy and sustainability which have, until now, been fragmented and diffuse. It comprises diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives discussing democracy’s role in, and potential for, coping with environmental issues at the local and global scales. This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of arguments, claims, questions, and insights that are put forward regarding the relationship between democracy and sustainability. In the process, it not only consolidates and condenses, but also broadens and captures the many nuances of the debate. By showing how theoretical, empirical and practical accounts are interrelated, focusing on diverse problem areas and spheres of action, it serves as a knowledge source for professionals who seek to develop action strategies that do justice to both sustainability and democracy, as well as providing a valuable reference for academic researchers, lecturers and students.

Towards Global Localization  Routledge Library Editions  Economic Geography  Book

Towards Global Localization Routledge Library Editions Economic Geography


  • Author : Philip Cooke
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-03-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317512868

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Towards Global Localization Routledge Library Editions Economic Geography Excerpt :

This volume redefines the genre of sector studies. The first part of the book compares the experiences of Britain and France in the very voltaile world of high-tech industries during the 1980s. The macroeconomic regulation approach is carried over a microeconomic level in the empirical chapters through an analysis of studies of firms, each chapter written by authors well-placed to give a pan-European perspective.