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by Cyriaque Hakizimana, Paul Goldsmith, Abdirizak Nunow, Jane Biashara, Adano Roba in 2016

What are the relative pros and cons of different pathways of agricultural commercialisation in Africa? This paper examines aspects of three commercial farming cases, each of which represents one of the three most dominant models of commercial agriculture –– small-scale outgrowers, medium-size...

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 Henry Veltmeyer in 2016

A salient feature of global capitalism over the past decade has been the emergence of a trend towards the rapid expansion of foreign investment in the acquisition of land, dubbed ‘landgrabbing’ by the exponents of ‘critical agrarian studies’ (Borras & Franco, 2010), who view the trend as...

by Wenjun Jiao, Anthony M. Fuller, Siyuan Xu, Qingwen Mina, Minfang Wu in 2016

This paper on rural restructuring in China, focuses on the ability of agricultural heritage systems to adapt to modernizing conditions in the rural economy. Since 2002, when FAO initiated the protection of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS), the value of agricultural...

by Yonit Percival in 2016

Law provides an important prism through which both the discursive surfaces and material expression of agro-extractivism may be examined. It is emblematic of systemic rationality, unmasking it with starkness rarely found elsewhere. As a discourse, law represents a body of language, concepts and...

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