The Political Economy of Agribusiness
A Critical Development Perspective
This book analyzes global economic policies that impact rural communities, land use, food sovereignty and environmental justice.
Tiny Engines of Abundance
A History of Peasant Productivity and Repression
Food production by small peasant farmers is both more productive and sustainable than food produced by corporate agriculture.
Growing and Eating Sustainably
Agroecology in Action
Through photostories, explore how agroecology is practiced by Brazilian farmers and community organizers who are leading the way in creating sustainable and just food systems.
The Fair Trade Handbook
Building a Better World, Together
Can global trade be made fair? This handbook brings together leading fair traders, activists, advocates and commentators in Canada and internationally, reflecting on the shortfalls of conventional business, production and global trade and how we can change our policies, practices and behaviours.
How the National Farmers Union Resists Agribusiness and Creates Our New Food Future
Who grows the food we eat? How important is it that family farms are viable in Canada today and in the future? How do viable family farms help determine the safety, diversity and sustainability of Canada’s food systems? Why is this important to those of us who do not farm?
Science and Politics
Our global food system is largely based on unsustainable industrial agricultural practices, is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, is controlled by a handful of large corporations and produces unhealthy food. Agroecology is a solution to these increasingly urgent problems.
The Fight for Land and Food
In Belongings, Sally Miller illustrates how food and farm crises result from adherence to the rules of private property.
Political Dynamics of Transnational Agrarian Movements
“The prayers of those of us who have long hungered for a comprehensive, historically deep, learned and accessible account of international agrarian movements have finally been answered in full. We will long be in debt to Edelman and Borras for this exceptional and lasting contribution to agrarian scholarship.” - James C. Scott, founding Director, Yale University Agrarian Studies Program, author of The Art of Not Being Governed
In Pursuit of Justice
Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op and the Fair Trade Movement
This is the story of Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op, Canada’s first fair trade coffee roaster. This book describes its successes and its failures and details how a small group of people — “just us” — worked against adversity and defied many of the norms associated with building a business.
In Defense of Small Producers
The Story of CLAC
In an international geopolitical panorama where Northern countries are increasingly in crisis and where the most interesting alternatives to sustainable development are coming from the South, the Latin American small producers, represented by the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Small Fair Trade Producers (CLAC), are assuming a more protagonistic role in the defense of the founding principles of the fair trade movement.