Food Security and Sustainability

Investment and Financing along Agro-Food Chains

  • George Mergos
  • Marina Papanastassiou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. George Mergos, Marina Papanastassiou
    Pages 1-34
  3. Ioannis E. Chaniotakis
    Pages 139-160
  4. Athanasios Triantafyllou, George Dotsis, Alexandros Sarris
    Pages 161-174
  5. Ibtissem Taghouti, Mohamed Elloumi, Victor Martinez-Gomez, José María García Álvarez-Coque
    Pages 209-228
  6. Jae-Hwan Park, Jee-Yeon Choi, Tae-Hyung Kim, Steve Evans
    Pages 229-241
  7. Irene Kamenidou, Konstantinos Rigas, Constantinos-Vasilios Priporas
    Pages 243-261
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 263-268

About this book


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.


globalization climate change consumption value chain agriculture

Editors and affiliations

  • George Mergos
    • 1
  • Marina Papanastassiou
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Middlesex University Business SchoolMiddlesex University Business SchoolHendonUnited Kingdom

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