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dc.contributor.authorBiel, Robert
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.date.submitted2016-12-31 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2019-01-11 13:45:08
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T13:55:37Z
dc.identifier620570
dc.identifierOCN: 982228285
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/31973
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/30335
dc.description.abstractThis book, by a leading expert in urban agriculture, offers a genuine solution to today’s global food crisis. By contributing more to feeding themselves, cities can allow breathing space for the rural sector to convert to more organic sustainable approaches. Biel’s approach connects with current debates about agroecology and food sovereignty, asks key questions, and proposes lines of future research. He suggests that today’s food insecurity – manifested in a regime of wildly fluctuating prices – reflects not just temporary stresses in the existing mode of production, but more profoundly the troubled process of generating a new one. He argues that the solution cannot be implemented at a merely technical or political level: the force of change can only be driven by the kind of social movements which are now daring to challenge the existing unsustainable order. Drawing on both his academic research and teaching, and 15 years’ experience as a practising urban farmer, Biel brings a unique interdisciplinary approach to this key global issue, creating a dialogue between the physical and social sciences
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTF Development studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSG Urban communities
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHB Sociology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RP Regional & area planning::RPC Urban & municipal planning
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::T Technology, engineering, agriculture::TV Agriculture & farming::TVF Sustainable agriculture
dc.subject.otherurban agriculture
dc.subject.otherco-operatives
dc.subject.othersustainability
dc.subject.otherfood security
dc.subject.otherCapitalism
dc.subject.otherParadigm
dc.subject.otherSelf-organization
dc.titleSustainable Food Systems
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.14324/111.9781911307099
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy29b9f0a3-1b0d-4bdd-99d7-b4d3432d7fcc
oapen.relation.isbn9781911307090
oapen.pages152


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