Food security and sustanability : investment and financing along agro-food chains / George Mergos, Marina Papanastassiou editors
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Food Security and Sustainability: Globalisation, Investment and Financing / Marina Papanastassiou -- Introduction and Overview -- Food Security and Sustainability: Renewed Interest on a Long-Standing Issue -- Current Developments and Future Challenges -- Definition, Measurement and Analysis of Food Security -- Focus and Structure of the Book -- Structure of the Book -- Concluding Remarks -- 2.The Food Security Debate in a Shifting Market Environment / Tassos Haniotis -- Introduction -- Assessing the Main Drivers of Market Uncertainties -- On the Causality of Commodity Price Movements -- Relevance for the Policy Debate -- 3.Green Growth Strategies in Agriculture in OECD Countries / Wilfrid Legg -- Introduction -- Background -- Green Growth Strategy -- Sustainable Intensification -- Policies -- Which Types of Policies Have OECD Countries Been Implementing? -- From Strategy to Action -- 4.The Dominant Presence of MNES in Agro-Food GVCs: Implications for the Developing Countries / M. Shakil Wahed -- Introduction -- Key Concepts of Global Value Chains (GVCS) -- Overview of Agro-Food GVCS -- Growing Significance of Differentiation in Agro-Food GVCs -- Limitations of the Developing Countries along the Agro-Food GVCS -- The Problems of Engaging with Agro-Food MNES -- Modes of Governance and Engagement Between Domestic Firms and MNEs -- Challenges for Developing Countries -- Conclusion -- 5.Global Value Chains, Multinational Corporations and Food Security: Essential Theoretical and Methodological Challenges for a Sustainable Policy Agenda / George Mergos -- Introduction -- Global Value Chains and MNC Subsidiaries -- Food Security and MNC-Led Global Value Chains -- Conclusion -- 6.Financial Needs and Tools for Agricultural Development and Transformation Pertinent to Low-Income and Low--Middle-Income Countries / Alexandros Sarris -- Introduction -- Agricultural Transformation and Development -- How Does Agriculture Grow? -- Financial Flows into Agricultural Development -- Rural Finance and Agricultural Development -- Recent Innovations in Rural Finance -- Conclusion -- 7.MicroFinancial Services and Risk Management for Food Security: A Vulnerable Household Perspective / Jyoti Navare -- Introduction -- Social Exclusion, Vulnerability and Food Security -- Vulnerable Groups and Food Security and Risks -- The Notion of the Vulnerable Householder -- Economic Instruments -- Food Security, Intra-Householder Processes and Access to Credit -- Financial Services and Consumption Smoothing -- Some Workable Solutions for the Vulnerable Householder -- Conclusion -- 8.Innovative Agri-Food Value Chain Financing in Greece / Ioannis E. Chaniotakis -- Introduction -- Agricultural Credit, Value Chain Finance and Contract Farming -- The Context of Greek Agriculture -- The Agri-Food Sector and the Greek Economy -- The "Contract Farming Program" (CFP) -- The Experience of the CFP and Lessons for Other Countries -- 9.Extreme Volatility in Agricultural Commodity Markets and Implications for Food Security / Alexandros Sarris -- Introduction -- How to Identify Extreme Returns -- Risk Management Applications -- Conclusions -- 10.Can MENA Reach the Sustainable Development Goals? An Overview of Opportunities and Challenges for Food and Nutrition Security / Hagar Eldidi -- Introduction -- Continuing Conflict Undermines Advances -- Overcoming Regional Data Availability and Access Challenges -- Prioritizing Food and Nutrition Security SDGs -- Major Food Policy Developments in 2015 -- Conclusions and Outlook for 2016 -- 11.Food Security and Vocational Education and Training: Exploring the Links in the Egyptian Case / Salma Soliman -- Introduction -- The Problem of Food Security in Egypt -- Social and Economic Implications of Food Import Policies -- Food Security and Education -- The Relationship Between Food Security and VET -- Challenges to VET Development -- Conclusion -- 12.Food Security, Competitiveness and Trade: The Case of Tunisian Agriculture / Jose Maria Garcia Alvarez-Coque -- Introduction -- Agri-Food Sector, Trade and DCFTA in Tunisia -- Methodology: Measuring the Competitiveness of Tunisian Agri-Food Products -- Results and Discussion -- Conclusions -- 13.Food Security in Mongolia: A System Innovation Perspective / Steve Evans -- Introduction -- Food Security in Mongolia -- Mongolian System Innovation of Food Security -- Recommendations -- 14.Household Behavior on Food Security During an Economic Crisis / Constantinos-Vasilios Priporas -- Introduction -- Food Security: The Concept -- Economic Crisis and Households: Greece in the Context of the Economic Crisis -- Methodology -- Results -- Segmentation Analysis -- Conclusions and Implications.
- "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" -- Provided by publisher.
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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