Agriculture and Food
Pastoralism, Uncertainty and Development
Shibaji Bose, Roopa Gogineni, Natasha Maru, Tahira Mohamed, Michele Nori, Linda Pappagallo, Giulia Simula, Masresha Taye, Palden Tsering
In the drylands and mountains where pastoralists live, uncertainty is everywhere. In these settings, negotiating access to resources, navigating volatile markets, making use of varying social relations in times of stress, and responding to conflict and complex political dynamics is essential if live...
Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards 3rd edition
The Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) target livestock-owning communities affected by humanitarian crises. Drawing on international evidence-based best practice, LEGS supports practitioners to design and implement emergency responses that protect and rebuild livestock-based livelih...
This book explores the critical role of transnational fishers’ movements in the politics of global fisheries. This is the 8th book in the Critical Development Studies series. Global politics around fisheries are complex and contentious. Embedded within this sector, small-scale fishers’ movements ar...
Standards for Supporting Crop-related Livelihoods in Emergencies
Millions of people around the world who are vulnerable to crises rely heavily on crop production to support their livelihoods. Currently, 40% of the global poor live in economies affected by fragility, conflict, and violence. That number is expected to rise to 67% in the next decade (World Bank 2021...
Class Dynamics of Agrarian Change
Class Dynamics of Agrarian Change by Henry Bernstein is the first volume in the Agrarian Change and Peasant Studies Series by ICAS (Initiatives in Critical Agrarian Studies). It is important to start the series with Henry’s book for at least two reasons: the strategic importance of agrarian politica...
The Political Economy of Agrarian Extractivism
Around the world, plantation economies are on the rise. Increasing concerns over food, energy and financial security, combined with a geopolitical restructuring of the global agrofood system, have resulted in a rush to secure control over resources. New actors and forms of capital penetration have e...
Agriculture and the Generation Problem
Despite predictions that they are destined to disappear, smallholder or family farms still number more than 500 million worldwide, and account for 80 percent of the world’s food. However, smallholder farmer populations are ageing, and many of them have no successor. Young rural men and women are tur...
The far right is on the rise. The rhetoric of anger and resentment emanating from personalities like Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, Rodrigo Duterte and Viktor Orban is captivating and mobilizing large numbers of people. In an increasing number of countries, the extreme right has already captured the g...
Jennifer Clapp, S. Ryan Isakson
In Speculative Harvests, Clapp and Isakson investigate the evolving relationship between the agrifood and financial sectors, paying particular attention to how the contemporary process of financialization is reshaping agrarian development and food systems. Understood as the growing prevalence of fin...
Agroecology: Science and Politics
Peter M Rosset, Miguel A Altieri
Our global food system is largely based on unsustainable industrial agricultural practices, is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, is controlled by a handful of large corporations and produces unhealthy food. Agroecology is a solution to these increasingly urgent problems. After decades of b...