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Eating planet 2012: A challenge for mankind and for the planet

Eating planet 2012: A challenge for mankind and for the planet

Can we produce food for all the inhabitants of Earth and distribute it fairly? Is it possible to make the food system more sustainable to help protect the environment and save resources? These are some of the questions posed by Eating planet 2012, a global report on food and nutrition.

Date published: July 2012

Pastoralism and development in Africa: Dynamic change at the margins

Pastoralism and development in Africa: Dynamic change at the margins

Pastoralism may be seen as at the margins of agriculture but the authors of Pastoralism and development in Africa show it is far from a marginal activity. Although focused on the Greater Horn of Africa, the circumstances described, and the options discussed offer many lessons for not only of how pastoralism should be seen and understood and the development offered in so-called 'marginal' areas but also in the more fertile heartlands of agricultural production.

Date published: July 2012

Food and the city - Urban agriculture and the new food revolution

Food and the city - Urban agriculture and the new food revolution

Food and the city offers practical lessons and inspiration to both would-be practitioners of urban agriculture and for policymakers and planners confronted by rapid urbanisation and the challenge of food supply to inner-city millions, who are now all too often unemployed and far removed from food producing rural areas.

Date published: July 2012

Investing in locally controlled forestry: Natural protection for people and planet

Investing in locally controlled forestry: Natural protection for people and planet

Investing in locally controlled forestry makes the case for investing in forest communities by showing that when local people control their forests they are more likely to conserve and use them sustainably.

Date published: July 2012

Living through crises: How the food, fuel and financial shocks affect the poor

Living through crises: How the food, fuel and financial shocks affect the poor

Living through crises reveals how poor and vulnerable people from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Mongolia, Senegal and Thailand were affected by and responded to the 2008-2011 food, fuel and financial crisis.

Date published: June 2012

Overfishing - What everyone needs to know

Overfishing - What everyone needs to know

Ray Hilborn has distilled the elements of fishery studies into a short and simply written publication. Readers are taken through the scientific, political, economic and ethical issues associated with Man's last great hunting activity - harvesting fish from the oceans.

Date published: June 2012

The great food robbery

The great food robbery

The great food robbery opens with the premise that the global food system is in a profound crisis and looks at the forces that are behind the distortions and contradictions that GRAIN and many others believe to be responsible for the crisis

Date published: June 2012

State of the world 2012: Moving towards sustainable prosperity

State of the world 2012: Moving towards sustainable prosperity

Worldwatch Institute's flagship State of the world 2012 aims to raise the profile of innovative projects, creative policies and new approaches that will create sustainable prosperity, equally shared, as the world population continues to grow, urbanisation rises and ecological systems decline.

Date published: May 2012

Virtual water - Tackling the threat to our planet's most precious resource

Virtual water - Tackling the threat to our planet's most precious resource

Virtual water describes how water is used in unimaginable quantities to grow, process, package and transport all that we consume. Weaving many strands of cause and effect with humour and compassion, Tony Allen draws lessons from the past and suggests steps to the future.

Date published: May 2012

Climate change mitigation and agriculture

Climate change mitigation and agriculture

This timely and comprehensive book reviews the state of agricultural climate change mitigation globally, with a focus on identifying the feasibility, opportunities and challenges for achieving mitigation among smallholder farmers.

Date published: April 2012

 

 

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