Foreword / Per Pinstrup-Andersen -- Introduction. The food crisis and global governance / Jennifer Clapp and Marc J. Cohen -- Pt. 1, The causal factors behind the food crisis. The blame game : understanding structural causes of the food crisis / Anuradha Mittal ; The 1974 and 2008 food price crises : déja` vu? / Sue Horton ; Responding to food price volatility and vulnerability : considering the global economic context / Jennifer Clapp ; US biofuels policy and the global food price crisis : a survey of the issues / Kimberly Ann Elliott -- Pt. 2, Immediate governance challenges and proposals : food aid, trade measures, and international grain reserves. Responding to the 2008 food crisis : lessons from the evolution of the food aid regime / Raymond F. Hopkins ; Preparing for an uncertain global food supply : a new food assistantce convention / C. Stuart Clark ; From food handouts to integrated food policies / Frederic Mousseau ; The uses of crisis : progress on implementing US local/regional procurement of food aid / Gawain Kripke -- Pt. 3, Longer-term ecological concerns and governance responses. The impact of climate change on nutrition / Cristina Tirado ... [et al.] ; Fossil energy and the biophysical roots of the food crisis / Tony Weis ; Setting the global dinner table : exploring the limits of the marketization of food security / Noah Zerbe -- Pt. 4, Strategies to promote food security and sustainable agriculture : the way ahead. A stronger global architecture for food and agriculture : some lessons from FAO's history and recent evaluation / Daniel J. Gustafson and John Markie ; Improving the effectiveness of US assistance in transforming the food security outlook in Sub-Saharan Africa / Emmy Simmons and Julie Howard ; Urban agriculture and changing food markets / Mark Redwood ; Reorienting local and global food systems : institutional challenges and policy options from the UN agricultural assessment / Marcia Ishii-Eiteman ; The governance challenges of improving global food security / Alex McCalla.
The global food crisis is a stark reminder of the fragility of the global food system. The Global Food Crisis: Governance Challenges and Opportunities captures the debate about how to go forward and examines the implications of the crisis for food security in the world’s poorest countries, both for the global environment and for the global rules and institutions that govern food and agriculture. In this volume, policy-makers and scholars assess the causes and consequences of the most recent food price volatility and examine the associated governance challenges and opportunities, including short-term emergency responses, the ecological dimensions of the crisis, and the longer-term goal of building sustainable global food systems. The recommendations include vastly increasing public investment in small-farm agriculture; reforming global food aid and food research institutions; establishing fairer international agricultural trade rules; promoting sustainable agricultural methods; placing agriculture higher on the post-Kyoto climate change agenda; revamping biofuel policies; and enhancing international agricultural policy-making. Co-published with the Centre for International Governance Innovation
Contents [[Page 6-7]] List of Illustrations [[Page 8-9]] List of Tables and Boxes [[Page 10-11]] Foreword, Per Pinstrup-Andersen [[Page 12-13]] Acknowledgements [[Page 14-15]] List of Acronyms and Abbreviations [[Page 16-19]] Introduction [[Page 20-29]] -----1. The Food Crisis and Global Governance [[Page 20-29]] Part 1: The Causal Factors behind the Food Crisis [[Page 30-95]] -----2. The Blame Game: Understanding Structural Causes of the Food Crisis [[Page 32-47]] -----3. The 1974 and 2008 Food Price Crises: Déjà Vu? [[Page 48-61]] -----4. Responding to Food Price Volatility and Vulnerability: Considering the Global Economic Context [[Page 62-77]] -----5. US Biofuels Policy and the Global Food Price Crisis: A Survey of the Issues [[Page 78-95]] Part 2: Immediate Governance Challenges and Proposals: Food Aid, Trade Measures, and International Grain Reserves [[Page 96-145]] -----6. Responding to the 2008 “Food Crisis”: Lessons from the Evolution of the Food Aid Regime [[Page 98-113]] -----7. Preparing for an Uncertain Global Food Supply: A New Food Assistance Convention [[Page 114-123]] -----8. From Food Handouts to Integrated Food Policies [[Page 124-131]] -----9. The Uses of Crisis: Progress on Implementing US Local/Regional Procurement of Food Aid [[Page 132-145]] Part 3: Longer-Term Ecological Concerns and Governance Responses [[Page 146-195]] -----10. The Impact of Climate Change on Nutrition [[Page 148-163]] -----11. Fossil Energy and the Biophysical Roots of the Food Crisis [[Page 164-179]] -----12. Setting the Global Dinner Table: Exploring the Limits of the Marketization of Food Security [[Page 180-195]] Part 4: Strategies to Promote Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture: The Way Ahead [[Page 196-269]] -----13. A Stronger Global Architecture for Food and Agriculture: Some Lessons from FAO’s History and Recent Evaluation [[Page 198-211]] -----14. Improving the Effectiveness of US Assistance in Transforming the Food Security Outlook in Sub-Saharan Africa [[Page 212-223]] -----15. Urban Agriculture and Changing Food Markets [[Page 224-235]] -----16. Reorienting Local and Global Food Systems: Institutional Challenges and Policy Options from the UN Agricultural Assessment [[Page 236-255]] -----17. The Governance Challenges of Improving Global Food Security [[Page 256-269]] Notes on Contributors [[Page 270-273]] Index [[Page 274-289]] -----A [[Page 274-274]] -----B [[Page 274-274]] -----C [[Page 274-274]] -----D [[Page 275-275]] -----E [[Page 275-275]] -----F [[Page 276-278]] -----G [[Page 279-280]] -----H [[Page 281-281]] -----I [[Page 281-281]] -----L [[Page 282-282]] -----M [[Page 282-282]] -----N [[Page 282-282]] -----O [[Page 282-282]] -----P [[Page 283-283]] -----R [[Page 283-283]] -----S [[Page 283-283]] -----T [[Page 283-283]] -----U [[Page 284-284]] -----V [[Page 285-285]] -----W [[Page 285-285]] -----Z [[Page 286-289]]