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Food system value chains

by Clara Craviotti in 2016

In the Southern Cone of the Americas, the widespread adoption of modern biotechnology is one of the factors that led to the establishment of a socio-technical regime based on genetically modified (GM) soy. In fact, today most soybeans in the Southern Cone are produced through a technological...

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 Ben McKay, Alberto Alonso‐Fradejas, Zoe Brent, Yunan Xu, Sergio Sauer in 2016

China’s growth has provoked changes in global geopolitics, deeply influencing the global economy and trade relations. China has increased its demand for primary (agro)commodities and developed new investment partnerships abroad to secure its access to resources such as minerals, hydrocarbons and...

by Jin Zhang in 2016

This paper has four parts. The first part discusses the multiple agricultural production modes that currently can be observed in China. By dividing the existing modes into three types – household-led, cooperative-led and corporate-led, it will be shown that Chinese agricultural production still...

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...

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