The SA Research Chair in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies is a partner in launching the Agrarian Conversations webinar series.
About the webinar series
The Agrarian Conversations webinar series is a collective initiative of CASAS, TNI, PLAAS, ICAS, YARA, ERPI, PASTRES, RRUSHES-5, and the Journal of Peasant Studies. It aims to address strategic and urgent issues in and in relation to the rural world today.
It is located in the interdisciplinary field of critical agrarian studies, pursues a progressive pluralist tradition in scholar-activism, and committed to diversity. It is internationalist in orientation, with a significant perspective and representation from the Global South.
Despite logistical challenges, the organizers will aspire to run each each episode in multiple languages, and the combination of language will vary depending on the theme. The format is conversational: a brief input from the main speaker, brief intervention from a panel of discussants, and the rest of the time is open plenary (Q&A) discussion. A background paper will be provided in advance to help facilitate a conversational format. All episodes will be recorded and will be uploaded on YouTube.
If you have queries, please feel free to contact any of co-organisers:
TNI – Katie Sandwell (c.sandwell[@]tni.org) or Jenny Franco (jennycfranco[@]tni.org)
CASAS – Tania Martinez (tania.e.martinez.cruz[@]gmail.com)
PLAAS – Ruth Hall (rhall[@]uwc.ac.za)
YARA – Cyriaque Hakizimana (chakizimana[@]plaas.org.za)
ICAS – Sergio Coronado (sergioandrescoronado[@]gmail.com)
ERPI -Natacha Bruna (natachabruna89[@]gmail.com)
PASTRES – Ian Scoones (I.Scoones[@]ids.ac.uk)
RRUSHES-5 – Tsegaye Moreda (tsegayemoreda[@]yahoo.com)
Journal of Peasant Studies – Annie Shattuck (annieshattuck[@]gmail.com) or Jun Borras (junborras5[@]gmail.com)
The Journal of Peasant Studies background paper for the first webinar in this series is available through this link.
Pastoralists and peasants: Perspectives on agrarian change by Ian Scoones