Agriculture and Rural Politics

August 29, 2017 - Categorised in: -

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Some topics covered in this class:

  • The agricultural revolutions, historical overview, green revolution
  • Typology of agricultural systems
  • Agrarianism, agrarian change, land reforms
  • Agricultural industrialization
  • Peasant farming, the new peasantries, peasant studies
  • Livelihoods and rural development
  • Agricultural cycles: introduction to agronomy (carbon cycles, nutrient cycles, water cycles, etc).
  • ‘Contested agronomy’: the politics of agricultural science, agricultural innovation and change, STS