Advances in Food Security and Sustainability

Advances in Food Security and Sustainability

1st Edition - October 1, 2019

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  • Editors: David Barling, Jessica Fanzo
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128176986
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128176993

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Advances in Food Security and Sustainability, Volume Four, takes a scientific look at the challenges, constraints and solutions necessary to maintain a healthy and accessible food supply in different communities. This ongoing series addresses a wide range of issues on food sustainability and security, with this release focusing on The Evolution of Food Security Policy in Lao PDR: Continuity and Change in the Era of the Sustainable Development Goals, Food System Resilience and Diversity, A Pliable Pillar: How the Social Dimension of Sustainability Has Been Framed in UK Public Food Policy, and much more.

Key Features

  • Contains expertise from leading contributions on the topics
  • Covers a vast array of subjects relating to food security and sustainability
  • Explores challenges related to protecting environmental resources while also meeting human nutritional requirements


Researchers in life sciences and social sciences as well as policymakers, food industry professionals, advisers, and others

Table of Contents

  • 1. Managing diversity for food system resilience
    Janne Kaseva, Sari J. Himanen and Helena Kahiluoto
    2. Looking at complex agri-food systems from an actor perspective: The case of Northern Thailand
    David JH Blake, Poon Thiengburanathum, Pongtip Thiengburanathum, Richard M. Friend, Bob Doherty and Samarthia Thankappan
    3. The evolution of food security policy in Lao PDR: Continuity and change in the era of the sustainable development goals
    Jannie Armstrong
    4. Ravaged landscapes and climate vulnerability: The challenge in achieving food security and nutrition in post-conflict Timor-Leste
    Gianna Bonis-Profumo, Rebecca McLaren and Jessica Fanzo
    5. Leveraging agricultural biodiversity for sustainable diets, highlighting Pacific Small Island Developing States
    Barbara Burlingame, Christopher Vogliano and Paul Eze Eme
    6. Nutrition transition in India: Overview of dietary intake and nutrition status (2000–Present)
    Ahmed Raza, Kalyanasundaram Kalaivani and Prema Ramachandran
    7. A model for cutting food waste in municipal kitchens: The Gothenberg case study
    Karin Östergren and Elin Backlund
    8. Interpretations of social sustainability in UK food policy: The pliable pillar
    Rosalind Sharpe and David Barling

Product details

  • No. of pages: 264
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: October 1, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128176986
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128176993

About the Editors

David Barling

Dr Barling is head of the Centre for Agriculture, Food and Environmental Management at the University of Hertfordshire. His research focuses on food policy, food security and sustainability, and the governance of the agri-food sector. He is co-author of Food Policy: integrating, health, environment and society (Oxford University Press, 2009) and co-editor of Ethical Traceability and Communicating Food (Springer, 2008). He has acted as an advisor and consultant to: UNEP, European Commission DG SANCO, European Parliament, UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, the Scottish Government, and a number of other Governmental and non-governmental bodies. He is a trustee of Sustain the UK NGO alliance for better food and farming.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

Jessica Fanzo

Jessica Fanzo, Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Global Food and Agriculture Policy and Ethics; Director of the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program; Co-Chair of the Global Nutrition Report @GNReport; Berman Institute of Bioethics, School of Advanced International Studies and Bloomberg School of Public Health; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

Affiliations and Expertise

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

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