This book focuses on the social and environmental issues being addressed by agricultural law within the current globalised system.
What is agricultural law? Agricultural regulations concern and affect essential human needs and values that must be dealt with by pursuing a comprehensive and coordinated global approach. By tracking the developments in this context, this book explores the new challenges that agricultural law needs to address in order to frame emerging dilemmas.
International governance of natural resources and their role in addressing food insecurity is the object of the first Part of the volume, which deals with sustainable agriculture and agro-ecosystem services in connection with the food security issue.
The second Part focuses on the regulation of food as the main product of agricultural activity, and explores the answers that the law can provide in order to accommodate consumers' interests and concerns (inter alia, novel foods, animal welfare, direct sales and e-commerce).
The third Part examines the social, environmental and legal consequences of a renewed interest in agricultural investments. Further, it analyses the evolution and the interplay between different legal systems with regard to land tenure, environmental concerns and investments in agriculture.
Agricultural Law from a Global Perspective: An Introduction by
.- Part I - Environmental Protection and Food Security at the Cross-roads with Agricultural Law:
Sustainable Agricultural Production, Environmental Sustainability and Food Security: How to Frame the Legal Intervention? by Elisa Morgera and Andrea Saba
.- The Ecological and Perpetual Dimensions of European Food Security: The Case for Sustainable Agriculture by Alicia Epstein
.- International Law on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: Towards a New Balance? by Anna Giulia Micara
.- Result-based Agri-environmental Schemes for Delivering Ecosystem Services in the EU: Established Issues and Emerging Trends by
.- The Legal Instruments for Agri-environmental Goals and the Influence of International Factors: The Case of Swiss Agricultural Policies by Christa Preisig
.- Part II - Emerging Consumers' Interests: Answers from the Agri-food Regulation:
The Emerging Interests of Consumers: Answers from the Agri-food Regulation by Vito Rubino
.- Insects in Agriculture: Traditional Roles and Beyond by Valeria Paganizza
.- Animal Welfare Standards in Agriculture: Drivers; Implications; Interface? by Diane Ryland
.- Legal Pluralism and the Regulation of Raw Milk Sales in Canada: Creating Space for Multiple Normative Orders at the Food Policy Table by Sarah Berger Richardson
.- Food E-commerce as a New Tool for the Growth of the Economy. European Legal Framework for Information of Pre-packed Food Sold Online by
.- Part III - Land Tenure, Investment Law and Agriculture:
Land Governance, Investment Law, Agriculture and The Rights of Local Populations by Adriana Bessa and Margherita Brunori
.- Access to Land and Security of Tenure in the Resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly by
.- Global Land Rush, Water Grabbing and the Human Right to Water by
.- The Regulatory Vicious Circle of Investment Operations in Agriculture by Federica Violi
.- Between Customary and Statutory Tenure: Understanding Large-scale Land Acquisitions in Zambia by Margherita Baldarelli
.- Agricultural Land Ownership as Food Sovereignty - The Case of Slovakia by Jarmila Lazi´kova´ and Katari´na Dirgasova´