Food Security and Sustainability: Investment and Financing along Agro-Food Chains

Food Security and Sustainability: Globalisation, Investment and FinancingIntroduction and OverviewFood Security and Sustainability: Renewed Interest on a Long-Standing IssueCurrent Developments and Future ChallengesDefinition, Measurement and Analysis of Food SecuritySome DefinitionsMeasurement of Food SecurityMethodological Considerations for Food Security and Sustainability AnalysisFocus and Structure of the BookIssues Addressed and Case StudiesStructure of the BookI: Issues addressedII: Case StudiesConcluding RemarksReferencesThe Food Security Debate in a Shifting Market EnvironmentIntroductionAssessing the Main Drivers of Market UncertaintiesOn the Causality of Commodity Price MovementsRelevance for the Policy DebateReferencesGreen Growth Strategies in Agriculture in OECD CountriesIntroductionBackgroundGreen Growth StrategyWhat Are the (Interrelated) Economic Concepts that Underpin Green Growth?Which Indicators Can Track Progress Towards Green Growth in Agriculture?Sustainable IntensificationPoliciesWhich Types of Policies Have OECD Countries Been Implementing?From Strategy to ActionReferencesThe Dominant Presence of MNES in Agro-Food GVCs: Implications for the Developing CountriesIntroductionKey Concepts of Global Value Chains (GVCS)Overview of Agro-Food GVCSGrowing Significance of Differentiation in Agro-Food GVCsLimitations of the Developing Countries along the Agro-Food GVCSThe Problems of Engaging with Agro-Food MNESModes of Governance and Engagement Between Domestic Firms and MNEsChallenges for Developing CountriesConclusionReferencesGlobal Value Chains, Multinational Corporations and Food Security: Essential Theoretical and Methodological Challenges for a Sustainable Policy AgendaIntroductionGlobal Value Chains and MNC SubsidiariesFood Security and MNC-Led Global Value ChainsConclusionReferencesFinancial Needs and Tools for Agricultural Development and Transformation Pertinent to Low- Income and Low-Middle-Income CountriesIntroductionAgricultural Transformation and DevelopmentHow Does Agriculture Grow?Financial Flows into Agricultural DevelopmentRural Finance and Agricultural DevelopmentGrowth Pathway 1. Replicate and Scale Social LendingGrowth Pathway 2: Innovate Into New Financial Products Beyond Short-term Export Trade FinanceGrowth Pathway 3. Finance Out-grower Schemes of Multinational Buyers in Captive Value ChainsGrowth Pathway 4: Finance Alternative Points of AggregationGrowth Pathway 5: Finance Directly to FarmerRecent Innovations in Rural FinanceConclusionReferencesMicroFinancial Services and Risk Management for Food Security: A Vulnerable Household PerspectiveIntroductionSocial Exclusion, Vulnerability and Food SecurityVulnerable Groups and Food Security and RisksThe Notion of the Vulnerable HouseholderEconomic InstrumentsFood Security, Intra-Householder Processes and Access to CreditFinancial Services and Consumption SmoothingSome Workable Solutions for the Vulnerable HouseholderConclusionReferencesInnovative Agri-Food Value Chain Financing in GreeceIntroductionAgricultural Credit, Value Chain Finance and Contract FarmingAgricultural CreditValue Chain FinanceContract FarmingThe Context of Greek AgricultureThe Agri-Food Sector and the Greek EconomyThe ChallengeThe "Contract Farming Program" (CFP)The CFP ConceptThe Benefits Created by the Implementation of the CFPThe ImplementationCFP Numbers and Future PlansThe Experience of the CFP and Lessons for Other CountriesReferencesExtreme Volatility in Agricultural Commodity Markets and Implications for Food SecurityIntroductionHow to Identify Extreme ReturnsRisk Management ApplicationsConclusionsReferencesCan MENA Reach the Sustainable Development Goals? An Overview of Opportunities and Challenges for Food and Nutrition SecurityIntroductionContinuing Conflict Undermines AdvancesOvercoming Regional Data Availability and Access ChallengesPrioritizing Food and Nutrition Security SDGsMajor Food Policy Developments in 2015Conclusions and Outlook for 2016ReferencesFood Security and Vocational Education and Training: Exploring the Links in the Egyptian CaseIntroductionThe Problem of Food Security in EgyptSocial and Economic Implications of Food Import PoliciesFood Security and EducationThe Relationship Between Food Security and VETChallenges to VET DevelopmentConclusionReferencesFood Security, Competitiveness and Trade: The Case of Tunisian AgricultureIntroductionAgri-Food Sector, Trade and DCFTA in TunisiaExpected Benefits and Shortcomings of the DCFTASupport to Agriculture in TunisiaMethodology: Measuring the Competitiveness of Tunisian Agri-Food ProductsBalassa Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA) indexResults and DiscussionConclusionsReferencesFood Security in Mongolia: A System Innovation PerspectiveIntroductionLiterature ReviewFood Security in MongoliaMongolian System Innovation of Food SecurityRecommendationsReferencesHousehold Behavior on Food Security During an Economic CrisisIntroductionFood Security: The ConceptEconomic Crisis and Households: Greece in the Context of the Economic CrisisMethodologyResultsImpact of the Economic Crisis on the HouseholdsActions for Food Security Undertaken by HouseholdsUnderlying Motives for Food Security Actions Undertaken by HouseholdsSegmentation AnalysisConclusions and ImplicationsReferences
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