The New Food Insecurity

Maye, Damian ORCID: 0000-0002-4459-6630 (2018) The New Food Insecurity. In: The Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food. Routledge / Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, pp. 380-390. ISBN 9781138125155

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This chapter focuses on the ‘new food insecurity’, which relates to the re-emergence of the term in global geopolitics since the 2007-08 price spikes and related debates about the role of financial markets in determining food prices. Understanding finance and food economy relations is important, particularly in relation to landscape space and land use because it is necessary to break the link between financialisation and food systems in order to enable a greater diversity of agricultural land uses. Capturing discursive framings related to food security discourse is also critical because they produce social realities and determine agri-food governance responses. Techno-scientific approaches view sustainable intensification as one important solution to the global food crisis. Political economy perspectives frame structural conditions of the food system as needing to be challenged. Place-based approaches to food security, including new forms of multi-level reflexive governance, are identified as the most progressive to enable sustainable and resilient foodscapes.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This is an accepted manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in The Routledge handbook of landscape and food (in press), available online:
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > S589.75 Agriculture and the environment
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > S604.5 Agricultural conservation
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Rhiannon Goodland
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2018 10:28
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2022 12:02

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