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Natural Resource Management

by in 2016

African food systems are undergoing profound changes. Natural resources are being commercialised, corporations have growing influence in the production, processing and retailing of food, and food value chains are becoming increasingly concentrated. 

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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 Ben McKay in 2016

The expansion of Bolivia’s agricultural frontier fueled by the soy complex has become part of the state’s three-pronged extractivist development model (minerals, hydrocarbons, soybeans). While Bolivia has a long history of mineral extraction, the agricultural sector’s highly-mechanized and...

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 William Beinart, Matt de la Hey in 2016

This paper from the Rethinking Agricultures Conference-Dialogue draws on on interviews and observations over five visits, 2008-2014, assisted by Sonwabile Mkhanywa, Lenox Mkhanywa and...

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