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Ecosystem integrity and policy coherence for development

Tools aimed at achieving balance as the basis for transformative development

Harlan Koff, Miguel Equihua Zamora, Carmen Maganda, and Octavio Pérez-Maqueo

and continued through the announcement of the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals focuses on the relational bases of development, including access to water and sanitation, food security, biodiversity, climate change, energy and equitable relationships

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Humans, Plants, and Networks

A Critical Review

Laura Calvet-Mir and Matthieu Salpeteur

acquire and exchange seeds quickly received increasing attention. Researchers then started to analyze local seed exchange and seed supply systems (e.g., Crissman and Uquillas 1989 ), stressing the importance of such systems for food security ( Almekinders

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The Rule of Law as a Condition for Development Toward Sustainability

Toward a New Legally Oriented Environment at a Global Level

Giovanni Tartaglia Polcini

security was one of the priorities of Italy’s EU presidency in 2014. More in detail, an enabling legal framework is fundamental to food security and nutrition, sustainable agriculture and land tenure, and sustainable livelihoods for the rural poor. Good

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The Incredible Edible Movement

People Power, Adaptation, and Challenges in Rennes (France) and Montreal (Canada)

Giulia Giacchè and Lya Porto

Food Security Plan and each borough has its own dynamics of partnership, including the association of cooperatives working with urban gardens, collective kitchens 9 and local markets, NGOs working on environmental and food education, food banks, and

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The Politics of Greening the City

The Case of the Bostan of Kuzguncuk, Istanbul

Alice Genoud

plots were used until the 1950s. During the 1990s, partly thanks to the United Nations ( Mougeot 2000 ), UA was seen as a means to ensure the food security of cities, particularly in countries of the global South. This point of view was accompanied by

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Vegetables and Social Relations in Norway and the Netherlands

A Comparative Analysis of Urban Allotment Gardeners

Esther J. Veen and Sebastian Eiter

urban agriculture in general). However, the functions assigned to a garden and the weight of these functions depend on the acting individual or body; while city councils may mention food security or budget savings, gardeners in industrialized countries

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Inequality and poverty

The ill-fitting pieces in the EU’s development partnerships

Riina Pilke and Marikki Stocchetti

in different societies and local contexts. The core dimensions of poverty include economic, human, political, socio-cultural and protective capabilities. Poverty relates to human capabilities such as consumption and food security, health, education

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Regional integration from “below” in West Africa

A study of transboundary town-twinning of Idiroko (Nigeria) and Igolo (Benin)

Olukayode A. Faleye

state actors negate regional cooperation and food security in West Africa. Moreover, despite the efficacy of informal enterprises in ensuring the survival of the poor, the deployment of social networks has been inadequate to overcome the barrier of

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Civil Society and Urban Agriculture in Europe

Mary P. Corcoran and Joëlle Salomon Cavin

the modus operandi of civil society groups and actors who favor a more bottom-up style of action predicated upon the involvement of a range of actors who demonstrate high levels of motivation around sustainability and food security, and who engage in

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Andrew Lattas, Anni Kajanus, and Naomi Haynes

urban planning, race and ethnicity, changing class relations, policing, citizenship, migration, national borders, gender, pollution, and food security. The focus is mainly on Western cities, although South America does receive good discussion. There is