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Crisis and conflict in agriculture.

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This volume sets out to explore the dialectic relating agriculture, crisis and conflict, and attempts to expand the knowledge on these interactions. Part 1 of the volume (chapters 1-6) discusses thematic issues and methodological approaches to understanding the intersection of agriculture, crisis and conflict. Part 2 (chapters 7-20) provides case studies that take a detailed approach to understanding agricultural contexts facing crisis and conflict, or the role played by agriculture within crisis and conflict. Studies are selected from areas that might be expected to feature in such a volume (the Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and Latin America) as well as less obvious regions where conflict within agriculture refers not to widespread violence or wars but rather latent or simmering crisis (Central Asia and Europe). Crises stemming from politically-driven violence, natural disasters and climate change are covered, as well as competition over resources.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Agriculture, conflict and the agrarian question in the 21st century. Author(s): Bahn, R. Zurayk, R.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 28) Geopolitics, food and agriculture. Author(s): Woertz, E.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 40) Climate change and conflict: agriculture, migration and institutions. Author(s): Smidt, M. Theisen, O. M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 53) Water, agriculture and conflict: global, national and local analysis of conflict in MENA, sub-Saharan Africa and the United States. Author(s): Keulertz, M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 64) Illegal drug plant cultivation and armed conflicts: case studies from Asia and Northern Africa. Author(s): Chouvy, P. A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 73) Remote sensing and GIS-based technologies for assessing the impact of conflict on agricultural production. Author(s): Jaafar, H.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 91) The 'Arab spring' in North Africa: Egypt and Tunisia. Author(s): Bush, R.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 105) Degraded capital formation: the Achilles' heel of Syria's agriculture. Author(s): Matar, L.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 118) Crisis and agricultural change in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, 1980s-2010s: an interdisciplinary approach. Author(s): Eklund, L. Lange, K.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 131) Yemen's agricultural world: crisis and prospects. Author(s): Ajl, M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 144) Farming for freedom: the shackled palestinian agricultural sector. Author(s): Tartir, A.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 157) Games without frontiers: development, crisis and conflict in the African agro-pastoral belt. Author(s): Nori, M. Baldaro, E.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 176) Border change and conflict in Central Asia: the case of agro-pastoral communities in cross-border areas of the Ferghana Valley. Author(s): Murzakulova, A. Mestre, I.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 190) Conflict and resistance in southern Punjab: a political ecology of the 2010 floods in Pakistan. Author(s): Ahmad, A. N.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 203) India: rural roots of naxalite-maoist insurgency. Author(s): Archana Prasad
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 214) Agrarian transition, adaptation and contained conflict in Cambodia and Vietnam since the 1990s. Author(s): Gironde, C.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 232) Beyond displacement by armed conflict: the relationship between environmental, economic and armed displacement in Colombia. Author(s): Castro Osorio, C. Culma, E.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 246) Prior consultation and the defence of indigenous lands in Latin America. Author(s): Torres Wong, M.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 261) The political mediation of indigenous land conflicts in Argentina. Author(s): Hau, M. vom
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 275) The role of land reform in rural development: promoting productivity or democracy? Author(s): Hoffman, M.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, PO Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh 1107, 2020 Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2018
  • ISBN
  • 9781786393647
  • Record Number
  • 20183269694