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Agriculture, Environment and Development: International by Antonio A.R Ioris

By Antonio A.R Ioris

This booklet offers with prior legacies and rising demanding situations linked to agriculture construction, water and environmental administration, and native and nationwide improvement. It deals a severe interpretation of the tensions linked to the disasters of mainstream regulatory regimes and the affects of worldwide agri-food chains. a few of the chapters comprise conceptual and empirical fabric from study performed in Brazil, India and Europe. The review takes under consideration the dilemmas confronted through farmers, businesses, policy-makers and the overseas group on the topic of growing to be foodstuff call for, water shortage and environmental degradation. The publication additionally questions so much executive reactions to these difficulties that have a tendency to breed outdated, productivist techniques and are generally below the strong impact of world organisations, mega-supermarkets and funding money. Its total message is that the trajectory of agriculture, rural improvement and environmental administration are vital parts of the wider look for justice and novel socio-ecological thinking.

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Considering the two last sections, it is possible to conclude that there are similarities between the exacerbated influence of mainstream economics over the recent reform of the water sector and experiences of agricultural modernization along the lines of the neoliberalization of state and economy. Such reforms did not happen in a vacuum, but are intimately related to the patterns of economic production and consumption promoted under economic globalization. For those who can pay, the globalized economy can provide wasteful lifestyles, which increasingly depend on large volumes of water and electricity.

Macmillan: London. Martinez-Alier, J. 2002. Environmentalism of the Poor: A Study of Ecological Conflicts and Valuation. Cheltenham and Northampton: Edward Elgar. McMichael, P. 2010. The World Food Crisis in Historical Perspective. In Agriculture and Food in Crisis: Conflict, Resistance, and Renewal, eds.  Tokar, 51–67. New York: Monthly Review Press. ——— 2012. The Land Grab and Corporate Food Regime Restructuring. Journal of Peasant Studies 39(3–4): 681–701. , and P. O’Keefe. 2001. Redefining Sustainable Development.

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