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Top 10 #devreads on food security

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Food security is a complex issue. It goes far beyond whether someone has access to food and starts at the very beginning of the chain. Where is food grown and how do climate change and urbanization …

Food security is a complex issue. It goes far beyond whether someone has access to food and starts at the very beginning of the chain. Where is food grown and how do climate change and urbanization have an impact? Who is growing food and from where is it being sourced? Do people have access not just to a meal, but a healthy and nutritious diet? Check out these 10 #devreads that analyze these critical components to the larger development issue we're focusing on as part of the #FeedingDev campaign.


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  • 1. #DevReads
  • 2. 10 books to read about how food security is a systemic challenge to global development and the paths to a food-secure world.
  • 3. Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability (Food, Health, and the Environment) Alison Hope Alkon(Editor), Julian Agyeman(Editor) Find this book on Google Books Find this book on Amazon #DevReads
  • 4. The Global Food Economy: The Battle for the Future of Farming Tony Weis Find this book on Google Books Find this book on Amazon #DevReads
  • 5. Food Sovereignty: Reconnecting Food, Nature and Community Find this book on Google Books Find this book on Amazon Hannah Kay Wittman(Editor), Annette Aurelie Desmarais(Editor), Nettie Wiebe(Editor) #DevReads
  • 6. Nutrition Matters: People, Food and Famine Find this book on Google Books Helen Young, Susanne Jaspars Find this book on Amazon #DevReads
  • 7. Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition Find this book on Google Books Find this book on Amazon T. Colin Campbell, Howard Jacobson(Contributer) #DevReads
  • 8. Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do about It Find this book on Google Books Find this book on Amazon Anna Lappe, Bill McKibben(Introduction) #DevReads
  • 9. Rebuilding West Africa’s Food Potential: Policies and Market Incentives for Smallholder-Inclusive Food Value Chains Find this book on Amazon Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations #DevReads
  • 10. Food Policy for Developing Countries: The Role of Government in Global, National, and Local Food Systems Find this book on Google Books Find this book on Amazon Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Derrill D. Watson II, Soren E. Frandsen (Foreword), Arie Kuyvenhoven (Foreword), Joachim von Braun (Foreword) #DevReads
  • 11. The Global Hunger Crisis: Tackling Food Insecurity in Developing Countries Find this book on Amazon Majda Bne Saad Find this book on Google Books #DevReads
  • 12. Broccoli and Desire: Global Connections and Maya Struggles in Postwar Guatemala Find this book on Google Books Find this book on Amazon Edward F. Fischer, Peter Benson #DevReads
  • 13. How did we create this list? This list was compiled by a survey of available literature on the subject of food security. Want to recommend a book to add to this list? Comment below and tell us or tweet @devex #DevReads. #DevReads
  • 14. Want to learn more about food security? Click Here