International Policy and Regulatory Frameworks
Edited by Rosemary Rayfuse and Nicole Weisfelt
A quick perusal of scientiﬁc and economic literature reveals a plethora of studies dealing with various topics related to food security. Surprisingly, however, there is a dearth of literature analysing and elaborating on the international policy and regulatory challenges that arise in attempting to ensure long-term global food security. The aim of this book is to ﬁll, at least in some small part, that lacuna. This book owes its genesis to one person, Mr James Ingram AO, former Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme. In 2005, Mr Ingram established the Ingram Fund for Law and Development in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, to promote the study, teaching and dissemination of international law and to foster the understanding of the impact of international law on the interests of developing countries. A signiﬁcant activity of the Fund is the Biennial Ingram Colloquium on International Law and Development, which was established to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas and to sharpen debate and enhance research on current issues of international law and development, having special regard to the concerns of developing countries. This book builds on papers that were presented at the 3rd Biennial Ingram Colloquium, which was held at the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales in December 2010. While previous colloquia have focused on development issues relating to the Asia Paciﬁc region, in 2010 the topic chosen was Food...