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Food Security and Sustainability

Investment and Financing along Agro-Food Chains

Editors: Mergos, George, Papanastassiou, Marina (Eds.)

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  • Includes topics such as Global Value Chains, responsible investment, green growth strategies, financial innovation, gender issues, agro-food supply chain dynamics and sustainability issues and recent advances in consumer behaviour
  • Presents much needed new approaches and analytical tools
  • Critically discusses two of the Millenium Development Goals and stated strategic global development objectives, Food Security and Sustainability 
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This edited volume brings together contributions from experts on a range of food security issues, and examines them through a number of case studies. A Millennium Development goal and important policy concern, food security is experiencing renewed interest due to globalisation, which has led to population affluence, changing consumption, and production and trade patterns. The authors discuss how globalisation brings a new dimension to the discussion on public policy on food security, and consider the extent to which Global Value Chains (GVCs) dominate trade, investment and international agricultural markets. Food Security and Sustainability therefore sheds new light on the nexus of food security and globalization, as well as its implications for investment and financing in the agro-food sector. The volume draws on papers presented at the inaugural Workshop of the Mediterranean Center for Food Security and Sustainable Growth (MED-SEC), an international network of academics focusing on issues of development, sustainability and food security.

About the authors

George Mergos is Professor of Economics, University of Athens, Greece and chairman of MED-SEC. He has published extensively on issues of development micro-economics, agricultural development and public policy. He has previously worked for the World Bank and consulted widely for FAO and the EU on development cooperation.  

Marina Papanastassiou is Professor of International Business at Middlesex University Business School, UK. She is a Fellow of the European International Business Academy and a founding member MED-SEC. She has published extensively on the topic of multinational enterprises in international refereed journals and books.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Food Security and Sustainability: Globalisation, Investment and Financing

    Pages 1-34

    Mergos, George (et al.)

  • The Food Security Debate in a Shifting Market Environment

    Pages 35-54

    Haniotis, Tassos

  • Green Growth Strategies in Agriculture in OECD Countries

    Pages 55-70

    Legg, Wilfrid

  • The Dominant Presence of MNES in Agro-Food GVCs: Implications for the Developing Countries

    Pages 71-88

    Narula, Rajneesh (et al.)

  • Global Value Chains, Multinational Corporations and Food Security: Essential Theoretical and Methodological Challenges for a Sustainable Policy Agenda

    Pages 89-100

    Papanastassiou, Marina (et al.)

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Hardcover 139,09 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food Security and Sustainability
Book Subtitle
Investment and Financing along Agro-Food Chains
Editors
  • George Mergos
  • Marina Papanastassiou
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40790-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40790-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-40789-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82184-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 268
Number of Illustrations
32 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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