Global Food Insecurity

Rethinking Agricultural and Rural Development Paradigm and Policy

  • Mohamed Behnassi
  • Sidney Draggan
  • Sanni Yaya

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Agriculture and Rural Development at the Heart of Sustainability and Food Security

  3. Governance for Food Security: Key Challenges and Relevant Debates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Geneviève Parent, Sophie Lavallée
      Pages 161-171
    3. Gyula Kasza, Judith Szigeti, Szilárd Podruzsik, Krisztián Keszthelyi
      Pages 173-183
  4. Climate Change and Energy as New Major Factors Redefining the World Food Equation

  5. Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security: Relevant Experiences

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 371-408

About this book


Human-kind and ecological systems are currently facing one of the toughest challenges: how to feed more billions of people in the future within the perspective of climate change, energy shortages, economic crises and growing competition for the use of renewable and non renewable resources. This challenge is even more crucial given that we have not yet come close to achieving the Millennium Development Goal of halving the number of people living in extreme poverty and hunger.

Scientists and relevant stakeholders are now voicing a clear message: that multiple challenges the world is facing require innovative, multifaceted, science-based, technological, economic and political approaches in theoretical thinking, decision making and action. With this background central to survival and well-being, the purpose of this volume is to formulate and promote relevant theoretical analysis and policy recommendations. The major perspective of this publication is that paradigm and policy shifts at all levels are needed urgently. This is based on the evidence that agriculture in the 21st century will be undergoing significant demands, arising largely from the need to increase the global food enterprise, while adjusting and contributing to climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Global Food Insecurity aims at providing structure to effect achievement of this critically needed roadmap.


Adaptation and mitigation Agricultural and rural development Bio-energy Climate change Food governance

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohamed Behnassi
    • 1
  • Sidney Draggan
    • 2
  • Sanni Yaya
    • 3
  1. 1., Faculty of Law, Economics and Social SciIbn Zohr University of AgadirAgadirMorocco
  2. 2.Research and Development, SW Suite N601Environmental Protection AgencyWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Interdisciplinary School of Health ScienUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

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