Food Leadership

Leadership and Adult Learning for Global Food Systems Transformation

  • Catherine¬†Etmanski

Part of the International Issues in Adult Education book series (ADUL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Indigenous Food Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Adrianne Lickers Xavier
      Pages 3-16
    3. George Ladaah Openjuru
      Pages 17-35
    4. Tristan Reader, Terrol Dew Johnson
      Pages 37-52
  3. Leadership in Global Food Systems Transformation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Lindsey Day Farnsworth
      Pages 55-71
    3. Myriam Beaugé
      Pages 73-91
    4. Sejuti Das Gupta
      Pages 93-106
  4. Learning in Global Food Systems Transformation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Ingrid Kajzer Mitchell, Will Low, Eileen Davenport, Tim Brigham
      Pages 109-123
    3. Christopher Langer
      Pages 125-140
    4. Vanessa Goodall, Catherine Etmanski
      Pages 141-153
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 155-170

About this book


So much more than a human necessity, food is an entry point into a range of different topics: culture and tradition, health and well-being, small and large-scale business, ecology and politics, science and the arts, poverty and social justice, land use and civil society, global trade, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, and more. From seed to table, the policies and practices related to all aspects of the food cycle create rich sites for learning and multiple opportunities for leadership. Although the topic of food has been gaining momentum in the field of Adult Education over the past decade, food has been relatively underexplored in the field of Leadership Studies. The purpose of this book, therefore, is to deepen our understanding and knowledge about leadership and adult learning in food-related movements worldwide. With contributing authors representing four countries and various Indigenous groups, this book examines the diverse ways in which food activists, scholars, students, and practitioners are already demonstrating, debating, and documenting leadership and learning in the context of global food systems transformation. Furthermore, it documents how these actions are supporting the innovation needed to address the increasingly complex and interconnected socio-economic and environmental challenges associated with food and agriculture. Whereas much leadership theory continues to be developed from cases in business, social movements, or other, more traditional leadership sectors, this book invites leaders and educators to look to their plates and, by extension, to local, small-scale farmers and to nature itself as sources of inspiration in their work.


Food Leadership Food Security Food Sovereignty Food Literacy Food Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Catherine¬†Etmanski
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Roads UniversityCanada

Bibliographic information