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Smallholder farming and irrigation

by Chiyin Ruan in 2016

In Liangshan, local government promoted the "company + peasant" model of development that is hinged on the articulation between capitalist and family mode of production. This paper draws on 18 months of ethnographic research in the Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture to understand the mechanism...

by Awanish Kumar, Silva Lieberherr in 2016

In the state of Maharashtra, India, agrarian changes have been limited in scope and future potential. The agenda of land reforms has been a failure and the economy has not witnessed structural transformation of the kind expected in the process of capitalist development. The class and caste...

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 Yiyuan Chen in 2016

This paper attempts to explore how agro-capital could overcome the obstacles in managing large-scale farms in the Chinese context, with particular attention on how China’s rural social relations are utilized in labor recruitment and supervision. Predicated on a case study of an agribusiness in...

by Refiloe Joala, Phillan Zamchiya, Clemente Ntauazi, Patrick Musole, Ceasar Katebe in 2016

Este livro apresenta estudos de caso sobre os sistemas agro-alimentares em mutação na África Austral, no contexto dos grandes investimentos em terra e dos grandes investimentos no campo dos agro-negócios. Ao registar os testemunhos das pessoas locais num contexto rural, com foco particular sobre...

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