The Global Farms Race is the first book to examine this burgeoning trend in all its complexity, considering the implications for investors, host countries, and the world as a whole.
Author: Michael Kugelman
Publisher: Island Press
Category: Political Science
As we struggle to feed a global population speeding toward 9 billion, we have entered a new phase of the food crisis. Wealthy countries that import much of their food, along with private investors, are racing to buy or lease huge swaths of farmland abroad. The Global Farms Race is the first book to examine this burgeoning trend in all its complexity, considering the implications for investors, host countries, and the world as a whole. The debate over large-scale land acquisition is typically polarized, with critics lambasting it as a form of “neocolonialism,” and proponents lauding it as an elixir for the poor yields, inefficient technology, and unemployment plaguing global agriculture. The Global Farms Race instead offers diverse perspectives, featuring contributions from agricultural investment consultants, farmers’ organizations, international NGOs, and academics. The book addresses historical context, environmental impacts, and social effects, and covers all the major geographic areas of investment. Nearly 230 million hectares of farmland—an area equivalent to the size of Western Europe—have been sold or leased since 2001, with most of these transactions occurring since 2008. As the deals continue to increase, it is imperative for anyone concerned with food security to understand them and their consequences. The Global Farms Race is a critical resource to develop that understanding.
per rice-farming family, while in 2009 it had risen to 29 acres per rice-farming
family. What is more revealing, when the statistics provided by O'Loughlin (1958:
121) are compared with the Guyana Development Board's (GRDB) register for ...
Author: Michaeline A. Crichlow
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Essays that examine globalization’s effects with an emphasis on the interplay of race and rurality as it occurs across diverse geographies and peoples. Issues of migration, environment, rurality, and the visceral “politics of place” and “space” have occupied center stage in recent electoral political struggles in the United States and Europe, suffused by an antiglobalization discourse that has come to resonate with Euro-American peoples. Race and Rurality in the Global Economysuggests that this present fractious global politics begs for closer attention to be paid to the deep-rooted conditions and outcomes of globalization and development. From multiple viewpoints the contributors to this volume propose ways of understanding the ongoing processes of globalization that configure peoples and places via a politics of rurality in a capitalist world economy, and through an optics of raciality that intersects with class, gender, identity, land, and environment. In tackling the dynamics of space and place, their essays address matters such as the heightened risks and multiple states of insecurity in the global economy; the new logics of expulsion and primitive accumulation dynamics shaping a new “savage sorting”; patterns of resistance and transformation in the face of globalization’s political and environmental changes; the steady decline in the livelihoods of people of color globally and their deepened vulnerabilities; and the complex reconstitution of systemic and lived racialization within these processes. This book is an invitation to ask whether our dystopia in present politics can be disentangled from the deepening sense of “white fragility” in the context of the historical power of globalization’s raced effects.
7; The World Bank. 2006. Managing Water Resources to Maximize Sustainable
Growth, Ethiopia, Report 36000ET, World Bank: Washington, DC, pp. 21–2. ... L.
Levenstein. 2013. The Global Farms Race: Land Grabs, Agricultural Investment ...
Author: Girma Kebbede
Ethiopia is facing environmental and poverty challenges, and urgently needs effective management of its environmental resources. Much of the Ethiopian landscape has been significantly altered and reshaped by centuries of human activities, and three-quarters of the rural population is living on degraded land. Over the past two decades the country has seen rapid economic and population growth and unparalleled land use change. This book explores the challenges of sustaining the resource base while fuelling the economy and providing for a growing population that is greatly dependent on natural resources for income and livelihoods. Adopting a political ecology perspective, this book comprehensively examines human impacts on the environment in Ethiopia, defining the environment both in terms of the quantity and quality of renewable and non-renewable natural resources. With high levels of economic production and consumption also come unintended side effects: waste discharges, emissions of pollutants, and industrial effluents. These pollutants can degrade the quality of water, air, land, and forests as well as harm the health of people, animals, and other living organisms if untreated or disposed of improperly. This book demonstrates how the relationship between society and environment is inherently and delicately interwoven, providing an account of Ethiopia’s current environment and natural resource base and future considerations for environmentally sustainable development.
... in the Global South.1 Their aim is to document how these transactions alter
social and cultural landscapes as investors scramble to claim allotments in 'the
global farm' (World Bank 2010). A high-stakes farms race has ensued, with
Author: Ben White
Category: Social Science
This collection explores the complex dynamics of corporate land deals from a broad agrarian political economy perspective, with a special focus on the implications for property and labour regimes, labour processes and structures of accumulation. This involves looking at ways in which existing patterns of rural social differentiation – in terms of class, gender, ethnicity and generation – are being shaped by changes in land use and property relations, as well as by the re-organization of production and exchange as rural communities and resources are incorporated into global commodity chains. It goes further than the descriptive ‘what’ and ‘who’ questions, in order to understand the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of these patterns. It is empirically solid and theoretically sophisticated, making it a robust and boundary-changing work. Contributors come from various scholarly disciplines. Covering nearly all regions of the world, the collection will be of interest to researchers from various disciplines, policymakers and activists. This book was originally published as a Special Issue of the Journal of Peasant Studies.
... 28, 37 child mortality 4 China 10, 19, 30–31, 39 climate change 6, 9, 20, 30, 38,
41, 44 collective farms 31 conflicts 6, ... 41 food supply chain 9 genetic
modification (GM) 5, 39 Global Hunger Index (GHI) 10 global warming 20 grazing
land 14 ...
Author: Mary Colson
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Hunger is the number-one health problem in the world. In this informative volume, readers will learn the causes of hunger, who is affected and where, what solutions are available, and how changes can be made to combat this pernicious problem. "Look to the Past" boxes highlight key events and people throughout the history of hunger. "Science Solutions" boxes offer thought-provoking options about how science might provide life-changing answers to some of the most difficult problems faced in feeding the hungry. "Countdown!" boxes provide statistics that put the need for fast, effective, and lasting solutions to hunger in perspective.
An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade. ... and
economic diversification that followed, as well as for the economic and social
liberation of women from the farm. ... and the workers, by losing the race to the
bottom, have emerged as victors.54 Of course, all is not rosy in the countries that
Author: Pietra Rivoli
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Political Science
The keys to global business success, as taught by a T-shirt'sjourney The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy is acritically-acclaimed narrative that illuminates the globalizationdebates and reveals the key factors to success in global business.Tracing a T-shirt's life story from a Texas cotton field to aChinese factory and back to a U.S. storefront before arriving atthe used clothing market in Africa, the book uncovers the politicaland economic forces at work in the global economy. Along the way,this fascinating exploration addresses a wealth of compellingquestions about politics, trade, economics, ethics, and the impactof history on today's business landscape. This new printing of thesecond edition includes a revised preface and a new epilogue withupdates through 2014 on the people, industries, and policiesrelated to the T-shirt's life story. Using a simple, everyday T-shirt as a lens through which toexplore the business, economic, moral, and political complexitiesof globalization in a historical context, Travelsencapsulates a number of complex issues into a single identifiableobject that will strike a chord with readers as they: Investigate the sources of sustained competitive advantage indifferent industries Examine the global economic and political forces that explaintrade patters between countries Analyze complex moral issues related to globalization andinternational business Discover the importance of cultural and human elements ininternational trade This story of a simple product illuminates the many complexissues which businesspeople, policymakers, and global citizens aretouched by every day.
It was also evident at the Fifth Ministerial of the World Trade Organization in
Cancún , September 2004 . Lee Kyung Hae , leader of the Korean Federation of
Advanced Farmers Association , climbed the barricades that were blocking over
Category: Environmental justice
The Global Quest for the Car of the Future Levi Tillemann. war had ended ... The
town was small and rural, surrounded by farms and rice paddies—what the
Japanese called inaka. It reminded ... In 1986 the nuclear disaster 120 the great
Author: Levi Tillemann
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The Great Race recounts the exciting story of a century-long battle among automakers for market share, profit, and technological dominance—and the thrilling race to build the car of the future. The world’s great manufacturing juggernaut—the $3 trillion automotive industry—is in the throes of a revolution. Its future will include cars Henry Ford and Karl Benz could scarcely imagine. They will drive themselves, won’t consume oil, and will come in radical shapes and sizes. But the path to that future is fraught. The top contenders are two traditional manufacturing giants, the US and Japan, and a newcomer, China. Team America has a powerful and little-known weapon in its arsenal: a small group of technology buffs and regulators from California. The story of why and how these men and women could shape the future—how you move, how you work, how you live on Earth—is an unexpected tale filled with unforgettable characters: a scorned chemistry professor, a South African visionary who went for broke, an ambitious Chinese ex-pat, a quixotic Japanese nuclear engineer, and a string of billion-dollar wagers by governments and corporations. “To explain the scramble for the next-generation auto—and the roles played in that race by governments, auto makers, venture capitalists, environmentalists, and private inventors—comes Levi Tillemann’s The Great Race…Mr. Tillemann seems ideally cast to guide us through the big ideas percolating in the world’s far-flung workshops and labs” (The Wall Street Journal). His account is incisive and riveting, explaining how America bounced back in this global contest and what it will take to command the industrial future.
America fought the Cold War in part through supermarkets—and the food economy pioneered then has helped shape the way we eat today Supermarkets were invented in the United States, and from the 1940s on they made their way around the world ...
Author: Shane Hamilton
Publisher: Yale University Press
America fought the Cold War in part through supermarkets—and the food economy pioneered then has helped shape the way we eat today Supermarkets were invented in the United States, and from the 1940s on they made their way around the world, often explicitly to carry American‑style economic culture with them. This innovative history tells us how supermarkets were used as anticommunist weapons during the Cold War, and how that has shaped our current food system. The widespread appeal of supermarkets as weapons of free enterprise contributed to a "farms race" between the United States and the Soviet Union, as the superpowers vied to show that their contrasting approaches to food production and distribution were best suited to an abundant future. In the aftermath of the Cold War, U.S. food power was transformed into a global system of market power, laying the groundwork for the emergence of our contemporary world, in which transnational supermarkets operate as powerful institutions in a global food economy.
Gender, Culture, Race, and Identity Chima J. Korieh, Philomina E Okeke-Ihejirika
... Denuded of land and cattle, theindigenous peopleofSouth Africa suffered aloss
of identity, as theybecame landlesslaborers on Europeanowned farms.
Author: Chima J. Korieh
Category: Social Science
The authors collected in Gendering Global Transformations: Gender, Culture, Race, and Identity probe the effects of global and local forces in reshaping notions of gender, race, class, identity, human rights, and community across Africa and its Diaspora. The essays in this unique collection employ diverse interdisciplinary approaches--drawing from subjects such as history, sociology, religion, anthropology, gender studies, feminist studies--in an effort to centralize gender as a category of analysis in developing critical perspectives in a globalizing world. From this approach come a host of exciting insights and subtle analyses that serve to illuminate the effects of issues such as international migration, globalization, and cultural continuities among diaspora communities on the articulation of women’s agency, community organization, and identity formation at the local and the global level. Bringing together the voices of scholars from Africa, Europe and the United States, Gendering Global Transformations: Gender, Culture, Race, and Identity, offers a multi-national and wholly original perspective on the intricacies of life in a globalized era.
Ideas related to environment • Programs for effectively controlling world
population growth • New technologies that ... and other tropical fruit trees Large -
scale farming of salt - resistant crops using seawater for irrigation • Parks
enclosed in ...
Author: McKinley Conway
Category: Business & Economics
The key element in the development success equation today is ideas. Conway looks at ways the world's idea development processes can be improved, where it can be improved, and by whom.
+ 3 Attempting to speak not only the immediate crisis of war and work in which
the nation was immersed , he also set forth an inclusive vision for the country :
The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or ...
Author: Clarence Lusane
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Examines such racially related issues as race and globalization, welfare reform and welfare in the Black community, Ebonics, and Black culture
farming technologies , and training courses that enhance local communities '
agricultural skills . land ownership . ... The global farms race is freighted with
significance — for its participants , its spectators , and even those who , at their
own peril ...
This implied that the black farm workers or peasants on the white farms were
clearly in an inferior position , but they were fundamentally no different from farm
workers or peasants elsewhere in the third world . Indeed in a certain sense it
Author: Hillel Ticktin
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
Category: Social Science
Part 4 - Global Equine Transport and Disease Today , · horses cross the Atlantic
frequently for racing and equestrian competitions . Horses from the ... and farms
in Texas . ... Approximately 1,000 horses are stabled within the racing complex .
Author: Charles Robert Short
Category: Dog racing
Protecting family farmers from the goliath of global trade is literally a matter of life
and death for over a billion ... The WTO promotes a globalized market where all
farmers in different countries are pitted in a 'race-to-the-bottom' that only benefits
Author: Eric Holt-Gimenez
Publisher: Food First Books
Category: Social Science
Today there are over a billion hungry people on the planet, more than ever before in history. While the global food crisis dropped out of the news in 2008, it returned in 2011 (and is threatening us again in 2012) and remains a painful reality for the world's poor and underserved. Why, in a time of record harvests, are a record number of people going hungry? And why are a handful of corporations making record profits? In Food Rebellions! Crisis and the Hunger for Justice, authors Eric Holt-Giménez and Raj Patel with Annie Shattuck offer us the real story behind the global food crisis and document the growing trend of grassroots solutions to hunger spreading around the world. Food Rebellions! contains up to date information about the current political and economic realities of our food systems. Anchored in political economy and an historical perspective, it is a valuable academic resource for understanding the root causes of hunger, growing inequality, the industrial agri-foods complex, and political unrest. Using a multidisciplinary approach, Holt-Giménez and Patel give a detailed historical analysis of the events that led to the global food crisis and document the grassroots initiatives of social movements working to forge food sovereignty around the world. These social movements and this inspiring book compel readers to confront the crucial question: Who is hungry, why, and what can we do about it?
tional sales through a wider market Leadership Arms Race " place , better market
intelligence , protection for stock through direct transport Australian farmers have
called on the The Chairman of the Australian Trade from farm to abattoir , or ...
Farmers race against time to collect their crop . Fortunately , under normal
conditions the more ripe fruit there is on the bush , the more attractive is the work
for pickers , as it takes less time to fill baskets . Trouble begins when the coffee
starts to ...
Author: Peter Luetchford
Publisher: Anthropology, Culture and Society
Category: Business & Economics
A critical account of the politics of aid-giving.
Frontiers: Territory and State Formation in the Modern World. Cambridge, UK:
Cambridge University ... Prior to this time, the area known as “Crow Hill” was a
sparsely populated tract of farms and forests. Its only substantial settlements were
Author: Richard T. Schaefer
Category: Social Science
This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area
And the bill could well breach the limits on farm support set The real explanation
for America ' s farm idiocy is electoral . by the Uruguay round in 1994 , never
mind any further cuts Several of the closest Senate races this November are in ...
Category: Economic history