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World Agricultural Resources and Food Security International Food Security

By: Andrew Schmitz(Editor), P Lynn Kennedy(Editor)
328 pages
World Agricultural Resources and Food Security
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  • World Agricultural Resources and Food Security ISBN: 9781787145160 Hardback Jul 2017 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
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World agricultural resources will be altered by climate change which will require both public and private actions. Global agriculture is affected by invasive alien pest and disease species and by severe weather such as sea-level rise flooding and drought. Rising sea levels will increase salinity in coastal groundwater and the loss of coastal wetlands. Drought will increase the vulnerability of forest ecosystems due to decreased soil moisture and increased evapotranspiration. Many changes will be needed to maintain global food security. This edited collection brings together 17 chapters outlining some of the challenges to agriculture worldwide, as well current and proposed measures and remedial techniques.


1. Assessing the Impact of Agricultural R&D Investments on Long-Term Projections of Food Security; Zuzana Smeets Kristkova, Michiel van Dijk and Hans van Meijl
2. The Nexus of Dietary Guidelines and Food Security; Brandon McFadden and Troy Schmitz
3. Food Security through Biotechnology: The Case of Genetically Modified Sugar Beets in the United States; Lynn Kennedy, Karen Lewis and Andrew Schmitz  
4. What Would Happen if We Don’t Have GMO Traits?; Farzad Taheripour and Wallace Tyner
5. Climate Change and Food Security: Threats and Adaptation; Junyi Chen, Bruce McCarl and Anastasia Thayer
6. Climate Change and Food Security: Florida’s Agriculture in the Coming Decades; David Letson
7. Vegetable Production, Diseases, and Climate Change; Andreas Ebert
8. U.S. Agricultural Policy: Impacts on Domestic and International Food Security; Vince Smith and Joseph Glauber
9. Sugarcane Yields and Production: Florida and Louisiana; Andrew Schmitz, Lynn Kennedy and Michael Salassi
10. Aquaculture: Its Role in the Future of Food; James Anderson, Frank Asche, Taryn Garlock and Jingjie Chu
11. Food Security and the Food Safety Modernization Act; Lisha Zhang and James Seale
12. Agricultural Biotechnology and Food Security: Can CETA, TPP, and TTIP Become Venues to Facilitate Trade in GM Products?; Crina Viju, Stuart Smyth and William Kerr
13. Assessing Food Security in Ethiopia; Karen Thome, Birgit Meade, Stacey Rosen and John Beghin
14. The Coffee-Food Security Interface for Subsistence Households in Jimma Zone Ethiopia; John Beghin and Yalem Teshome  
15. Assessing Food Security in Rural Bangladesh: The Role of a Nonfarm Economy; Ashok Mishra and Aditya Khanal
16. Food Costs during the Food Crisis: The Case of Tanzania; Donald Mitchell, Aneth Kayombo and Nancy Cochrane
17. Food Loss and Waste as an Economic and Policy Problem; Ulrich Koester

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By: Andrew Schmitz(Editor), P Lynn Kennedy(Editor)
328 pages
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