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Food Security and Sustainability - Investment and Financing along Agro-Food Chains

von: George Mergos, Marina Papanastassiou

Palgrave Macmillan, 2016

ISBN: 9783319407906 , 268 Seiten

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Food Security and Sustainability - Investment and Financing along Agro-Food Chains


 

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.


George Mergos is Professor of Economics, University of Athens, Greece and chairman of MED-SEC. He has published extensively on issues of development micro-economics, agricultural development and public policy. He has previously worked for the World Bank and consulted widely for FAO and the EU on development cooperation.  
Marina Papanastassiou is Professor of International Business at Middlesex University Business School, UK. She is a Fellow of the European International Business Academy and a founding member MED-SEC. She has published extensively on the topic of multinational enterprises in international refereed journals and books.