Agrobiodiversity and agroecology go hand-in-hand in promoting environmental resilience in international food systems as well as climate change resilient food policy. This book contextualizes how various legal frameworks address agrobiodiversity and agroecology around the globe and makes it accessible for audiences of students, practitioners, educators, and scholars.

Some chapters focus on the legal regulation of agroecology from a food law perspective. Others are geared toward providing regulators, lawmakers and attorneys with the scientific and policy background of those concepts, so that they are equipped in the field of food law in everyday practice and policy. Climate change dimensions of the issues are woven throughout the book.                                

part one|1 pages

Fundamentals of legal protection of agrobiodiversity and agroecology

chapter chapter one|27 pages

Local agricultural knowledge and food security

ByMichael Blakeney

chapter chapter two|6 pages

Agrobiodiversity, agroecology, and private law

ByAlberto Giulio Cianci

part two|1 pages

Specific challenges for agrobiodiversity and agroecology

chapter chapter three|18 pages

Rights-based international agroecological law

ByGabriela Steier

chapter chapter four|20 pages

Regulatory options for food waste minimization

ByMichael Blakeney

chapter chapter five|30 pages

Indigenous peoples and agrobiodiversity in Africa

ByRosemary E. Agbor, Wele Elangwe

chapter chapter seven|7 pages

The special case of olives

ByAlexander Cherry

chapter chapter eight|16 pages

South Asian perspectives of food and law in agroecology and agrobiodiversity

BySumit Saurav

chapter chapter nine|21 pages

Agrobiodiversity loss and the construction of regulatory frameworks for crop germplasm

BySusannah Chapman, Paul J. Heald