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Smallholder farming and irrigation

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...

by Donna Hornby; Ben Cousins in 2016

A conference-dialogue was held in Cape Town from 11-13th October 2016 with the purpose of rethinking agriculture. The key question guiding the event was: ‘What role can agriculture play in helping resolve the crisis facing South Africa?’ Persistently high and increasing rates of unemployment,...

Front cover Agro-food
by Refiloe Joala, Phillan Zamchiya, Clemente Ntauazi, Patrick Musole, Caesar Katebe in 2016

This book presents case studies on changing agro-food systems in Southern Africa within the context of large-scale land-based and agri-business investments. By capturing the testimonies of local people in rural settings, with a particular focus on small-scale farmers, it aims to provide vivid...

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