Public Produce profiles municipal food growing efforts in public spaces, illustrating that there is both a need and a desire to supplement our existing food production methods outside the city with opportunities inside the city. Each of these efforts works in concert to make fresh produce more available to the public while reinforcing a sense of place and building community, nourishing the needy and providing economic assistance to entrepreneurs, promoting food literacy and good health, and allowing for "serendipitous sustenance."
During the early part of the 20th century farming in America was transformed from a pre-industrial to an industrial activity. This book explores the modernization of the 1920s, which saw farmers adopt not just new technology, but also the financial cultural & ideological apparatus of industrialism.
Discussing strategies for reviving an 'agriculture in the middle' and creating a food system that works for midsize farms and ranches, this book considers the ways midsize farms can regain vitality by scaling up aspects of small farms' operations to connect with consumers and develop food supply chains that preserve farmer identity.
The United Nations predicts that over the next 25 years nearly all population growth will be in the cities of the developing world. At current rates, 60% of the worldOCOs total population will live in cities by 2030. As the cities grow, so does the number of urban poor. Unemployment, hunger, and malnutrition are commonplace. In the big city, most of any cash income the poor might bring home goes to feeding themselves and staying alive; any food that does not have to be bought is a bonus. As a result, more and more people are attempting to grow at least some of their own food to supplement poor diets and meager incomes. But farming in the city OCo urban agriculture OCo is too often seen by municipalities as a problem to be eradicated rather than as a part of the solution to making the city and its environment more sustainable.
This unique book is a collection of articles published by the author in leading newspapers around the world. The papers focus on food chains and new concepts and ideas on how to increase competitiveness and value within the food and agricultural sectors. The book gives a comprehensive description of the food chain and suggests methods and tools that can be used by companies to re-structure their innovative market strategies. It discusses up-to-date trends, world food crises, integrated food chains and strategic planning for companies in the food sector. It also covers international investments and the role of governments in food chains. The book will motivate readers to rethink how business is conducted in the food chain and proposes new strategies for companies in the food sector. It is a must-read for entrepreneurs and researchers who are active in the food chain network.