Governance of the world food system and crisis prevention

C.P.J. Burger, J.F. Warner, E. Derix

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The present study offers a framework, rooted in Disaster Studies. The next few sections will first discuss the analytical tool box, which we have largely drawn from Disaster Studies. Thereafter the food regime will be looked into in the quantitative (food security, Section 3.1) and qualitative sense (food safety, Section 3.2), and the actors and rules and regulations for international food aid discussed. It will become clear that the private sector has a key role to play in both categories. Chapter 4 calls attention to the increasing complexities and uncertainties in the global food system that complicate food governance. To get anything done at all, a simplification seems necessary, such as declaring a food problem a safety issue.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCulemborg
PublisherPlatform Agriculture, Innovation & Society / Wageningen UR
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • governance
  • food security
  • food safety
  • social crisis
  • food aid
  • food policy
  • law

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    Burger, C. P. J., Warner, J. F., & Derix, E. (2010). Governance of the world food system and crisis prevention. Platform Agriculture, Innovation & Society / Wageningen UR.