Food Security in Small Island States

  • John Connell
  • Kristen Lowitt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. John Connell, Kristen Lowitt, Arlette Saint Ville, Gordon M. Hickey
    Pages 1-23
  3. Steven J. R. Underhill, Shukrullah Sherzad, Yuchan Zhou, Seeseei Molimau-Samasoni, Semua Militini Tagoai
    Pages 111-131
  4. Graham M. Pilling, Shelton J. Harley, Simon Nicol, Peter Williams, John Hampton
    Pages 133-156
  5. Kristen Lowitt, Gordon M. Hickey, Arlette Saint Ville, Kaywana Raeburn, Theresa Thompson-Colón, Sonia Laszlo et al.
    Pages 179-197
  6. Patrick McConney, Shelly-Ann Cox, Kemraj Parsram
    Pages 199-218
  7. Kalim U. Shah, Hari Bansha Dulal, Mohammed T. Awojobi
    Pages 219-237
  8. Arlette Saint Ville, Gordon M. Hickey, Uli Locher, Leroy E. Phillip
    Pages 239-260
  9. Johanna T. Wong, Brigitte Bagnol, Heather Grieve, Joanita Bendita da Costa Jong, Mu Li, Robyn G. Alders
    Pages 261-287
  10. William Erskine, Anita Ximenes, Diana Glazebrook, Marcelino da Costa, Modesto Lopes, Luc Spyckerelle et al.
    Pages 289-307

About this book


This book provides a contemporary overview of the social-ecological and economic vulnerabilities that produce food and nutrition insecurity in various small island contexts, including both high islands and atolls, from the Pacific to the Caribbean. It examines the historical and contemporary circumstances that have accompanied the shift from subsistence production to the consumption of imported, processed foods and drinks, and the impact of this transition on nutrition and the rise of non-communicable diseases. It also assesses the challenges involved in reversing this trend, and how more effective social and economic policies, agricultural and fisheries strategies, and governance arrangements could promote more resilient and sustainable small island food systems. It offers both theoretical and practical perspectives, and brings together a broad range of policy areas, e.g. agriculture, food, commerce, health, planning and socio-economic policy.

Given its scope, the book offers a valuable resource for a range of disciplines in a number of regional contexts, and for the growing number of scholars and practitioners working on and in small island states. It will be of particular value as the first book to examine the diversity and commonalities of island states around the globe as they confront issues of food security. 


Food Security in Small Island States Climate Change and Food Security Development in Small Island States Food and Nutrition Food Policy and Islands Agricultural Development in Islands Social Change and Food Policies Fisheries Development in Islands Island Modernity Agricultural and fisheries strategies Food production and food security Food resource management Food and nutrition insecurity in the Caribbean Nutritional diversity and adequacy Sustainable small island food systems

Editors and affiliations

  • John Connell
    • 1
  • Kristen Lowitt
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Brandon UniversityBrandonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-8255-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-8256-7
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