University of Toronto Mississauga
Department of Geography
GGR 489: Long Distance Trade and Food Security
Broad overview of the advantages and inconvenients of
relying on international trade to achieve food security.
The final grade will be based on progress reports and
oral evaluation in scheduled meetings, along with a final synthesis
report. Each progress report will be approximately 5 pages (single
space). The oral evaluations will last between 20 and 30 minutes. The
final report will be approximately 25 pages (single space).
|Written and oral reports on module 1 (15%)
January 30, 2014
|Written on oral reports on module 2 (15%)
February 27, 2014
|Written and oral reports on module 3 (15%)
March 27, 2014
April 10, 2014
Module 1: Context, Concepts and Problems
- Historical Perspective
Murton, Brian. 2000. "Famine." In Kenneth F. Kiple and Kriemhild Coneč
Cambridge World History of Food. Cambridge University Press, pp.
Atkins, Peter J. 2009. "Famine." In Rob Kitchin and Nigel Thrift (eds.)
International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Volume 4.
Elsevier, pp. 14-20.
Nillesen, Eleonora and Erwin Bulte. 2014. "Natural
Resources and Violent Conflict: An Overview of the Literature."
Annual Review of Resource Economics Vol. 6 (forthcoming).
Akram-Lodhi, A. Haroon. 2009. "(Review
of) World Food Security: A History since 1945." Canadian Journal
of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d'études du développement
28 (3/4) : 605-608.
- Current Context
Chang, Ha-Joon. 2009. "Rethinking
Public Policy in Agriculture: Lessons from History, Distant and Recent."
Journal of Peasant Studies 36 (3): 477-515.
Fader, Marianela, Dieter Gerten, Michael Krause Wolfgang Lucht and
Wolfgang Cramer. 2013. "Spatial
Decoupling of Agricultural Production and Consumption: Quantifying
Dependences of Countries on Food Imports due to Domestic Land and Water
Constraints." Environmental Research Letters 8 (1) 014046
Kissinger, Meidad. 2012. "International
Trade Related Food Miles - The Case of Canada." Food Policy
37 (2): 171-178.
Schiffman, Richard. 2013. "Hunger,
Food Security, and the African Land Grab." Ethics & International
Affairs 27 (3): 239-249.
Smith, Peter. 2013. "Delivering
Food Security without Increasing Pressure on Land." Global Food
Security 2 (1): 18-23.
Lee, Richard Philip. 2013. "The
Politics of International Agri-Food Policy: Discourses of Trade-Oriented
Food Security and Food Sovereignty." Environmental Politics
22 (2): 216-234.
Food Insecurity in the World (IN BRIEF).
- DeSchutter Vs Lamy (Overview)
WTO. 2010. "Trade
important for food security, UN specialist tells agriculture delegations."
WTO News (November 18).
J.K and C. B. 2011. "FOOD:
WTO "Must Address" Food Security." IRIN Global (December 23).
WTO. 2011. "Lamy
Rebuts UN Food Rapporteur's Claim that WTO Talks Hold Food Rights
'Hostage.'" WTO News (December 14).
- Supplemental links (Browse)
WTO on food security
UN OHCHR (Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights).
the Right to Food.
UN Committee on Global Food
FAO Committee on World Food
Moore Lappe, Frances, Jennifer Clapp, Timothy A. Wise, et.al.
Framing Hunger: A Response to "The State of Food Insecurity in the
World 2012". Small Planet Institute.
Module 2: Trade, Agri-Business and Food
- The Case for Long Distance Agricultural Trade
Bauer, Peter T. 2004/2000.
to Exchange and Other Essays. Princeton University Press,
Audet, Kristelle. 2013.
Liberalization's Last Frontier: Canada's Food Trade, Conference
Board of Canada (Centre for Food in Canada) (July) (Press
- Agricultural Trade and Food Security
Lamy, Pascal. 2011. "International
Trade - A Vital Component of the Food Security Picture." WTO News
- Speeches (August 30).
Johnson, Robbin. 2009.
Food Security: The Role of Agricultural Trade. IPC Discussion
Hebebrand, Charlotte and Kristin Wedding. 2010.
The Roles of Market and Trade in Food Security, CSIS (Global
Food Security Project).
Kerr, William A. 2011. "The
Role of International Trade in Achieving Food Security." The
Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy 12 (2):
Nelson, Gerald, Amanda Palazzo, Claudia Ringler, Timothy Sulser and
Miroslav Batka. 2009.
The Role of International Trade in Climate Change Adaptation.
ICTSD-IPC Platform on Climate Change, Agriculture and Trade (Issue Brief
[UK] Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. 2013.
Can Trade Improve Food Security? Trade and Investment Analytical
Papers (Topic 9 of 18) (January 30).
- The Case against Agricultural Trade Restrictions
Anderson, Kym. 2012. "Government
Trade Restrictions and International Price Volatility." Global
Food Security 1 (2): 157-166.
Anderson, Kym. 2014. "The
Intersection of Trade Policy, Price Volatility, and Food Security."
Annual Review of Resource Economics 6: 513-532.
- Supplemental links (Browse)
--. 2010. Updated
Comprehensive Framework for Action, United Nations Committee for
Global Food Security.
Module 3: Against (Greater) Trade and
Modern Agricultural Practices
Environmental, Health and Related Considerations
Igbozurike, Matthias U. 1971. "Against
Monoculture." The Professional Geographer 23 (2): 113-117.
Gonzalez, Carmen G. 2004. "Trade
Liberalization, Food Security and the Environment: The Neoliberal Threat
to Sustainable Rural Development." Transnational Law and
Contemporary Problems 14 (Fall): 419-499.
Moon, Wanki. 2011. "Is
Agriculture Compatible with Free Trade?" Ecological Economics
Kahane, Rémi, Toby Hodgkin, Hannah Jaenicke, Coosje Hoogendoorn, Michael
Hermann, J. D. H. (Dyno) Keatinge, Jacqueline d'Arros Hughes, Stefano
Padulosi and Norman Looney. 2013. "Agrobiodiversity
for Food Security, Health and Income." Agronomy for Sustainable
Development 33 (4): 671-693.
- Political Economy Considerations
Wise, Timothy A. 2009. "Promise
or Pitfall? The Limited Gains from Agricultural Trade Liberalisation for
Developing Countries." Journal of Peasant Studies 36 (4):
De Schutter. 2011.
The World Trade Organization and the Post-Global Food Crisis Agenda,
Putting Food Security First in the International Trade System.
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food (Activity Report
- November 2011).
- Food Sovereignty
Chaifetz, Ashley and Pamela Jagger. 2014. "40
Years of Dialogue on Food Sovereignty: A Review and a Look Ahead."
Global Food Security 3 (2): 85-91.
Carney, Megan. 2011. "The
Food Sovereignty Prize: Implications for Discourse and Practice."
Food and Foodways 19 (3):169-180.
Patel, Rajeev C. 2012. "Food
Sovereignty: Power, Gender, and the Right to Food." PLoS Med
Philipp Aerni. 2011. "Food
Sovereignty and its Discontents." ATDF Journal 8 (1/2):
- Supplemental links (Browse)
See GGR 489
- Special Topics in Human Geography: The (Re)Localization of Food
Production: Debates and Controversies.