Agriculture, Food, and Food Security: Some Contemporary Global Issues

Clinton Lloyd Beckford, Ph.D. (Editor)
Faculty of Education, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: TEC003030

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Agriculture, Food and Food Security: Some Global Perspectives is an edited collection of scholarly work. The book looks at agriculture and food in a framework of enhancing food security. The seven chapters that comprise the volume are written by successful international scholars with sterling academic publication records. The authors live and work in countries around the world including Jamaica, Germany, Canada, and the United States. Together, they have conducted numerous research projects and published a high volume of scholarly articles on issues related to the central themes of this book: agriculture, food and food security.

The chapters in the book provide insights into several key themes centered on food, agriculture, and food and nutrition security. The volume explores some pressing issues including food desserts, micro-nutrient deficiencies, increasing food production by tapping into the potential of already known species, localizing food production, maximizing the food and nutrition potential of tropical fruits, and agricultural vulnerability in the context of the most pressing global threats: climate change and variability.

Preface

Chapter 1. Harnessing the Nutritional and Commercial Benefits of Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) in the Tropics and Subtropics
(Noureddine Benkeblia, Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus
Kingston, Jamaica)

Chapter 2. Influencing Factors on the Iodine Content of Food: An Introductory Review of Non-Animal I-Sources
(Gerhard Flachowsky, Institute of Animal Nutrition, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Braunschweig, Germany)

Chapter 3. Simulating the Future of Food Deserts in Ypsilanti, Michigan Using Markov Chains and Cellular Automata
(Hugh Semple, Department of Geography and Geology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan)

Chapter 4. Influencing Factors on the Iodine Content of Food: A Review of Animal Sources of Iodine
(Gerhard Flachowsky, Ulrich Meyer, Ingrid Halle, and Andreas Berk, Institute of Animal Nutrition, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Braunschweig, Germany)

Chapter 5. Unlocking the Full Potential of Carambola (Averrhoa carambola) as a Food Source: Botany, Growing, Physiology and Postharvest Technology
(Noureddine Benkeblia, Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus,
Kingston, Jamaica)

Chapter 6. Food and Nutrition Security through Urban Food Gardens: The Roles and Potential of Community Gardening
(Clinton Beckford and Blessing Igbokwe, Faculty of Education, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and others)

Chapter 7. Assessing Vulnerability to Climate Change across Agroecological Zones in Jamaica: Insights for Community-Based Adaptation Strategies
(Donovan Campbell, Department of Geography and Geology, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica)

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