Agriculture and Rural Politics

August 29, 2017 - Categorised in: -

Course outline:

  • Agricultural revolutions, historical overview, impact of the green revolution
  • Typology of agricultural systems
  • Agrarianism, agrarian change, land reforms
  • Agricultural industrialization & agri-business
  • 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