Tag Archives: food

A sugar shortage in India

The planting decisions of small-scale farmers are increasingly bound up with the vagaries of the global commodities markets. So what happens on the land in a place such as India – where the agrarian economy is central to the lives of half of its 1.1 billion people – is closely connected with what happens in […]

Land grabs

Many of our undergraduate students, not least those in 1st year, are familiar with the food crisis which emerged in 2008 and continues into this year. A fundamental part of the story is the transformation in how food is produced, who does the producing, who benefits, and where those benefits go. Also important are the […]