Includes topics such as Global Value Chains, responsible investment, green growth strategies, financial innovation, gender issues, agro-food supply chain dynamics and sustainability issues and recent advances in consumer behaviour

Investment and Financing along Agro-Food Chains

Editors: Mergos, George, Papanastassiou, Marina (Eds.)

Presents much needed new approaches and analytical tools.

Critically discusses two of the Millenium Development Goals and stated strategic global development objectives, Food Security and Sustainability

About this book

This edited volume brings together contributions from experts on a range of food security issues, and examines them through a number of case studies. A Millennium Development goal and important policy concern, food security is experiencing renewed interest due to globalisation, which has led to population affluence, changing consumption, and production and trade patterns. The authors discuss how globalisation brings a new dimension to the discussion on public policy on food security, and consider the extent to which Global Value Chains (GVCs) dominate trade, investment and international agricultural markets. Food Security and Sustainability therefore sheds new light on the nexus of food security and globalization, as well as its implications for investment and financing in the agro-food sector. The volume draws on papers presented at the inaugural Workshop of the Mediterranean Center for Food Security and Sustainable Growth (MED-SEC), an international network of academics focusing on issues of development, sustainability and food security.

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Food Security and Sustainability

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Investment and Financing along Agro-Food Chains


George Mergos

Marina Papanastassiou




Palgrave Macmillan

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