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Balancing on a Planet: The Future of Food and Agriculture

David A. Cleveland

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277410
eISBN:
9780520957084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277410.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

We are in the middle of a major, long-term food crisis—how do we get out of it? The goal of Balancing on a Planet is to empower readers to analyze the challenges facing the agrifood system so they ... More


The Big Solutions: Localizing Agrifood Systems

David A. Cleveland

in Balancing on a Planet: The Future of Food and Agriculture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277410
eISBN:
9780520957084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277410.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Agrifood system globalization is increasing rapidly, driven by industrial world governments and multinational corporations. Globalization increases the distance between inputs and production and ... More


The Alternative Agrifood Movement

Jill Lindsey Harrison

in Pesticide Drift and the Pursuit of Environmental Justice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015981
eISBN:
9780262298766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015981.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

To address the agrifood system problem of pesticide drift and environmental degradation, countless individuals and organizations have consistently tried to draw attention toward the failures of both ... More


Sustainability and the Social Goals of Agriculture

Paul B. Thompson

in The Agrarian Vision: Sustainability and Environmental Ethics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125879
eISBN:
9780813135557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125879.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

Agriculture is a human activity that takes shape through interaction with nature and with the rest of the society in which it is practiced. An analysis of the social goals for any social subsystem, ... More


The social construction of illegality within local food systems

Marcello De Rosa, Ferro Trabalzi, and Tiziana Pagnani

in A Handbook of Food Crime: Immoral and Illegal Practices in the Food Industry and What to Do About Them

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447336013
eISBN:
9781447336051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336013.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This paper analyses the conventions of production within the agrifood sector in Italy, with a case study on Buffalo Mozzarella in southern Italy, to argue that legality and illegality are not ... More


The Challenges of Urban Agriculture

David J. Hess

in Localist Movements in a Global Economy: Sustainability, Justice, and Urban Development in the United States

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012645
eISBN:
9780262255486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012645.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines literature on agrifood studies, which is generally critical of the reformist aspirations of localism. It explains that agrifood literature provides valuable insights into the ... More


Corporate Power and Global Agrifood Governance: Lessons Learned

Doris Fuchs and Jennifer Clapp

in Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012751
eISBN:
9780262255509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012751.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the role of corporate actors in the global food system. It discusses the implications of corporate power in global agrifood governance for ... More


Values-Based Supply Chains: Strategies for Agrifood Enterprises of the Middle

G. W. Stevenson and Rich Pirog

in Food and the Mid-Level Farm: Renewing an Agriculture of the Middle

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122993
eISBN:
9780262278751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122993.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter explores the advantages of value-based supply chains for midsize agrifood enterprises. Value chains have been successful for industries that follow economies of scale practice and have ... More


The Rural Transformation

Julio A. Berdegué, Tomás Rosada, and Anthony J. Bebbington

in International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199671656
eISBN:
9780191751127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671656.003.0028
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the rural transformation, a process of comprehensive societal change whereby rural societies diversify their economies and reduce their reliance on agriculture; become ... More


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