This book discusses the causes and effects of crisis and conflict within an agricultural and rural context. It explores issues such as competition over resources, and looks at how crisis and conflict impact upon developing country agriculture for both the physical and human agricultural landscape. It reviews crises stemming from politically-driven violence, natural disasters and climate change.
Exploring the relationship between agriculture and conflicts and crises before, during and after crisis periods, this book:
- Evaluates controversial issues such as land-grabs and the growing of illegal crops;
- Covers methodological approaches including GIS-based studies, ethnographic studies and the blending of methods;
- Includes numerous case studies on developing countries within Asia, Latin America, Middle East-North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Providing detailed knowledge about the interactions of agriculture, conflict and crisis, this book aims to inform future policymaking for reconstruction and to foster resilience in the agricultural sector. An important resource for researchers of agricultural economics, development studies, sustainable agriculture and food security, it is also an illuminating read for students of these disciplines and agricultural extension workers.
Suitable for academic libraries of institutions covering agricultural economics, Development Studies, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security and peace studies and academics and students (particularly masters students) at those institutions.