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Agricultural Law

Current Issues from a Global Perspective

  • Mariagrazia Alabrese
  • Margherita Brunori
  • Silvia Rolandi
  • Andrea Saba
  • Explores agricultural law from a global law perspective

  • Covers hot topics in the various areas of agricultural law

  • Guides the reader through the frontiers of an under-researched area of law

  • Addresses the complexities of the agri-food and agri-environmental regimes


Part of the LITES - Legal Issues in Transdisciplinary Environmental Studies book series (LITES, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Environmental Protection and Food Security at the Cross-Roads with Agricultural Law

  3. Emerging Consumers’ Interests: Answers from the Agri-Food Regulation

  4. Land Tenure, Investment Law and Agriculture

About this book


This book focuses on the social and environmental issues being addressed by agricultural law within the current globalised system.

What is agricultural law? Agricultural regulations concern and affect essential human needs and values that must be dealt with by pursuing a comprehensive and coordinated global approach. By tracking the developments in this context, this book explores the new challenges that agricultural law needs to address  in order to frame emerging dilemmas.

International governance of natural resources and their role in addressing food insecurity is the object of the first Part of the volume, which deals with sustainable agriculture and agro-ecosystem services in connection with the food security issue.

The second Part focuses on the regulation of food as the main product of agricultural activity, and explores the answers that the law can provide in order to accommodate consumers’ interests and concerns (inter alia, novel foods, animal welfare, direct sales and e-commerce).

The third Part examines the social, environmental and legal consequences of a renewed interest in agricultural investments. Further, it analyses the evolution and the interplay between different legal systems with regard to land tenure, environmental concerns and investments in agriculture.


Agricultural law Food security Agricultural investment Food law Genetic diversity Investment law Water grabbing Zambia Natural resources Ecosystem Sustainability Consumer law Animal welfare Land tenure Land ownership

Editors and affiliations

  • Mariagrazia Alabrese
    • 1
  • Margherita Brunori
    • 2
  • Silvia Rolandi
    • 3
  • Andrea Saba
    • 4
  1. 1.DIRPOLIS - Institute of Law, Politics and DevelopmentScuola Superiore Sant’AnnaPisaItaly
  2. 2.DIRPOLIS - Institute of Law, Politics and DevelopmentScuola Superiore Sant’AnnaPisaItaly
  3. 3.DIRPOLIS - Institute of Law, Politics and DevelopmentScuola Superiore Sant’AnnaPisaItaly
  4. 4.DIRPOLIS - Institute of Law, Politics and DevelopmentScuola Superiore Sant’AnnaPisaItaly

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