Chapter 1 Food Security and Sustainability: Globalisation, Investment and Financing (George Mergos and Marina Papanastassiou) -- Chapter 2 The food security debate in a shifting market environment (Tassos Haniotis) -- Chapter 3 Green Growth Strategies in Agriculture in OECD Countries (Wilfrid Legg) -- Chapter 4 The Dominant Presence of MNEs in Agro-Food GVCs: Implications for the Developing Countries (Rajneesh Narula and M. Shakil Wahed) -- Chapter 5 Global Value Chains, Multinational Corporations and Food Security: Essential Theoretical and Methodological Challenges for a Sustainable Policy Agenda (Marina Papanastassiou and George Mergos) -- Chapter 6 Financial needs and tools for agricultural development and transformation pertinent to low-income and low-middle income countries (Alexandros Sarris) -- Chapter 7 Micro-Financial Services and Risk Management for Food Security: A vulnerable household perspective (Jyoti Navare) -- Chapter 8 Innovative agro-food value chain financing in Greece (Ioannis E. Chaniotakis) -- Chapter 9 Extreme volatility in agricultural commodity markets and implications for food security (Athanasios Triantafyllou, George Dotsis, Alexandros Sarris) -- Chapter 10 Can MENA Reach the Sustainable Development Goals? An overview of opportunities and challenges for food and nutrition security (Nadim Khouri, Clemens Breisinger and Hagar ElDidi) -- Chapter 11 Food security and vocational education and training: Exploring the links in the Egyptian case (Salma Soliman) -- Chapter 12 Food security, competitiveness and trade: The case of Tunisian agriculture (Ibtissem Taghouti, Mohamed Elloumi, Victor Martinez-Gomez, José María García Álvarez-Coque) -- Chapter 13 Food Security in Mongolia: A System Innovation Perspective (Jae-Hwan Park, Jee-Yeon Choi, Tae-Hyung Kim and Steve Evans) -- Chapter 14 Household Behavior on Food Security during an Economic Crisis (Irene Kamenidou, Constantinos- Vasilios Priporas and Konstantinos Rigas).
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..