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Food system value chains

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...

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 Jingzhong Ye, Teodor Shanin, Sergio Schneider, Jan Douwe van der Ploeg in 2016

In this paper we argue, firstly, that the so-called BRICS countries very clearly exhibit the dynamics and shortcomings of the extractivist economic model that increasingly dominates the world. Secondly, the paper explores the responses that are actively being constructed to counter the, often...

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...

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