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Smallholder farming and irrigation

by Yunan Xu in 2016

In the last two decades, Industrial Tree Plantation (ITP) sector has gained ground and expanded rapidly and massively in the province of Guangxi in southern China, leading to important land-use and land control changes, involving both international and domestic investors. The villagers who are...

by Karori Singh in 2016

The biggest challenge before the post-colonial South Asia under self-rule was to devise an inclusive policy, legislation and strategy for emancipation of the masses; not only to restore political rights but to enable socio-economic rights to the people whose mainstay was agriculture and, thus...

by Frank Ademba, Denis Mpagaze in 2016

In recent years, agriculture in Tanzania has been affected by repeated climatic and economic shocks, resulting in sustained low crop yields and leading to food insecurity at both household and national levels. The challenge for Tanzania is therefore to use the potential surrounded in agriculture...

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...

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