Advances in Food Security and Sustainability

Advances in Food Security and Sustainability

1st Edition - October 16, 2020

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  • Editor: Marc J. Cohen
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128207116
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128207123

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Advances in Food Security and Sustainability, Volume Five, 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, exploring challenges related to protecting environmental resources while also meeting human nutritional requirements.

Key Features

  • Contains expertise from leading contributors 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 more

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Marc J. Cohen

    1. How Energy Innovation in Indoor Vertical Farming can Improve Food Security, Sustainability, and Food Safety?

    Dafni Despoina Avgoustaki and George Xydis2. Gender Inequality and Food Insecurity: A dozen years after the global food price crisis, rural women still bear the brunt of poverty and hunger

    Hélène Botreau and Marc J. Cohen3. The nature and extent of global volatility of public agricultural R&D expenditure 1981−2014

    Stuti Rawat

    4. Nigeria: Impacts of COVID 19 on Production, Poverty and Food Systems

    Kwaw Andam, Hyacinth Edeh, Victor Oboh, Karl Pauw and James Thurlow

Product details

  • No. of pages: 186
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: October 16, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128207116
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128207123

About the Editor

Marc J. Cohen

Marc J. Cohen is Senior Researcher at Oxfam America, currently working on aid effectiveness and agricultural development policy. He is part of the Aid and Development Finance Issues Team of Oxfam International's Even it Up Campaign. Previously, he focused on humanitarian policy and climate change, as well as evaluations of humanitarian advocacy. His academic training is in political science and development studies, and he received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before coming to Oxfam, Marc was a Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 1998-2008, and his long term research focus is global food security. Marc has carried out field research in Ethiopia, Haiti, Rwanda, Taiwan, Thailand, Uganda, and the USA. He has taught at American, George Washington, and Johns Hopkins Universities, as well as at the Universities of Florence and Oslo.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Researcher, Oxfam America, USA

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