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by David Neves in 2017

This documentary examines rural livelihoods in South Africa. Drawing on the narratives of several interviewees, it explains how impoverished people in South Africa's rural, former homeland communal areas survive and sustain themselves. The film suggests both the importance of between rural areas...

by Jingzhong Ye, Teodor Shanin, Sergio Schneider, Jan Douwe van der Ploeg in 2016

In this paper we argue, firstly, that the so-called BRICS countries very clearly exhibit the dynamics and shortcomings of the extractivist economic model that increasingly dominates the world. Secondly, the paper explores the responses that are actively being constructed to counter the, often...

by Clara Craviotti in 2016

In the Southern Cone of the Americas, the widespread adoption of modern biotechnology is one of the factors that led to the establishment of a socio-technical regime based on genetically modified (GM) soy. In fact, today most soybeans in the Southern Cone are produced through a technological...

by Ben McKay, Alberto Alonso‐Fradejas, Zoe Brent, Yunan Xu, Sergio Sauer in 2016

China’s growth has provoked changes in global geopolitics, deeply influencing the global economy and trade relations. China has increased its demand for primary (agro)commodities and developed new investment partnerships abroad to secure its access to resources such as minerals, hydrocarbons and...

by Daniela Andrade in 2016

During the first decade of the 2000s, the expansion of agro-commodities production and exports in Brazil provided evidence and explanation for the country’s economic upswing and emergence at the global context. The current crisis did not demise its condition as a global agribusiness powerhouse,...

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