Goal 2. Zero Hunger

Read the latest research relating to Sustainable Development Goal 2 - Zero Hunger. To coincide with World Food Day 2016 we're giving you free access to a collection of research which looks at the impact of climate change on food and agriculture around the world.

Read this collection for free until 31 December 2016

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Sustainable Development Goal 2 - Related Books

Farmers' Crop Varieties and Farmers' Rights

Edited by Michael Halewood

Over the last 50 years there has been a growing appreciation of the important role that farmers play in the development and conservation of crop genetic diversity, and the contribution of that diversity to agro-ecosystem resilience and food security. This book examines policies that aim to increase the share of benefits that farmers receive when others use the crop varieties that they have developed and managed.

Food Literacy: Key concepts for health and education

Edited by Helen Vidgen

The term “food literacy” has emerged to acknowledge the broad role food and eating play in our lives and the empowerment that comes from meeting food needs well.  In this book, contributors from Australia, China, United Kingdom and North America provide a review of international research on food literacy and how this can be applied in schools, health care settings and public education and communication at the individual, group and population level.

Global Trends in Land Tenure Reform: Gender Impacts

Caroline S. Archambault, Annelies Zoomers

This volume explores the gendered dimensions of recent land governance transformations across the globe, shedding important light on how the intersection of these complex contemporary forces are reconfiguring livelihoods and impacting women’s positions, their tenure security and their well-being. It brings together empirical community case studies from around the world that describe, historicize, and situate land (or land-based resource) governance transformation processes as a product of contemporary forces and country/regional specificities. Each contribution carefully analyzes the gendered dimensions of these transformations exploring how women are impacted by and respond to these processes of change.

The Political Ecology of Climate Change Adaptation: Livelihoods, Agrarian Change and the Conflicts of Development.

Marcus Taylor

This book is the first to provide a focused examination of climate change adaptation in rural regions of the global South. By employing an interdisciplinary approach rooted in the traditions of political economy and political ecology, it argues that current approaches to climate change adaptation need to engage more systematically with the variety of power relations that shape the social and ecological parameters of rural livelihoods. It examines the contested narratives and practices of climate change adaptation in a series of case studies relating to four different agrarian settings in Asia: namely, Pakistan, India and Mongolia.

Routledge Handbook of Food and Nutrition Security

Edited by Bill Pritchard, Rodomiro Ortiz, and Meera Shekar

The concept of food and nutrition security has evolved and risen to the top of the international policy agenda over the last decade. Yet it is a complex and multi-faceted issue, requiring a broad and inter-disciplinary perspective for full understanding. This Handbook represents the most comprehensive compilation of our current knowledge of food and nutrition security from a global perspective. It is organized to reflect the wide scope of the contents, its four sections corresponding to the accepted current definitional frameworks prevailing in the work of multilateral agencies and mainstream scholarship.

Rural Livelihoods in China: Political Economy in Transition

Heather Xiaoquan Zhang

This book examines the political economy of China's rural livelihoods transformations during the past three decades and in contemporary China. It probes the dynamics, be they local, national or global, which affect rural livelihoods, in particular livelihood security, mobility, diversity, and sustainability.