This volume provides case studies of actions to promote climate change resilience in the global food system. The cases are selected across a wide range of regions and cover a broad range sustainable food system issues, including food security, food sovereignty, public health and justice.
Specific research objectives include:
- Enhancing food sovereignty and food security for underserved populations
- Improving locally contextualised definitions and measurements of climate change resilience, food security, hunger, nutrition, and health
- Informing public health programs and policies for population health and nutrition
- Facilitating public and policy discourse on sustainable futures for community health and nutrition in the face of climate change and natural disasters
Transformations of Global Food Systems for Climate Change Resilience: Addressing Food Security, Nutrition, and Health provides poignant case studies of climate change resilience frameworks for nutrition-focused transformations of agriculture and food systems, food security, food sovereignty, and population health of underserved and marginalized communities from across the globe. Each chapter is drawn from diverse cultural contexts and geographic areas, addressing local challenges of ongoing food and health system transformations and illustrating forms of resistance, resilience, and adaptations of food systems to climate change.
Fourteen chapters present global case studies, which directly address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Food and Agriculture Organization’s global call to action for transforming agriculture, addressing food security and nutrition, and the health of populations impacted by climate change and public health issues. They also integrate reflections, insights, and experiences resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic.
This edited volume includes research on (1) enhancing food sovereignty and food security for underserved populations with a particular focus on indigenous peoples; (2) improving locally contextualized definitions and measurements of climate change resilience, food security, hunger, nutrition, and health; (3) informing public health programs and policies for population health and nutrition; and (4) facilitating public and policy discourse on sustainable futures for community health and nutrition in the face of climate change and natural disasters, including ongoing and future pandemics or emergencies.
Within this book, readers discover an array of approaches by the authors that exemplify the mutually engaged and reciprocal partnerships that are community-driven and support the positive transformation of the people with whom they work. By doing so, this book informs and drives a global sustainable future of scholarship and policy that is tied to the intersectionality and synergisms of climate change resilience, food security, food sovereignty, nutrition, and community health.
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