Environment, health, and long-term food security
GreeneWorks believes in the need for an integrated approach to environment, health and food security. A long-term approach is required: high-impact inputs in that increase production in the immediate term are often unsustainable in the long-term. Since human health depends directly on the health of ecosystems, economic development that degrades ecosystems works against long-term gains in health.
Recent collaborations, products and resources
- By demonstrating that social relationships do not stop at the boundaries of society but extend to the relationships people establish with non-human nature, we show how more ecologically inclusive analytic categories can provide significant insight into environmental change in the Western Himalayas. Greenberg, Brian and Margaret E. Greene. 2004. ‘Demography’s Ecological Frontier: Rethinking the ‘Nature’ of the Household and Community’ first presented at a meeting of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population in Cairo; subsequently published in Categories and Contexts: Anthropological and Historical Studies in Critical Demography, Simon Szreter, editor. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Beyond the Malthusian Legacy: A Demographic Approach to Social Ecology with Brian Greenberg, paper presented at International Union for the Scientific Study of Population Congress, August 2001, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.
- “A Moral Ecology of Sex Ratios: The Linked Fate of Females in Household and Livestock Economies,” with Brian Greenberg. Population Association of America, Chicago, April 1998.
If you would like to learn more about this set of issues, please see the following resources and links.