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Drawing on the Past toward a Food Sovereign Future: The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

Monica M. White

in Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643694
eISBN:
9781469643717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643694.003.0081
Subject:
History, African-American History

Whereas previous chapters discussed strategies employed by those who stayed in the South, this chapter tells the stories of the descendants of those who migrated north, focusing on Detroit. While far ... More


The Central Pillar: Peasant Women

Beverly Bell

in Fault Lines: Views across Haiti's Divide

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452123
eISBN:
9780801468322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452123.003.0024
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines what Haiti's peasant women are doing to guarantee their political and economic rights in the post-earthquake period. It discusses the work of three peasant leaders and their ... More


Ensuring Food Security

Rajesh Chakrabarti and Kaushiki Sanyal

in Shaping Policy in India: Alliance, Advocacy, Activism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199475537
eISBN:
9780199090853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199475537.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter narrates the saga of the Right to Food Security. Briefly pointing out various prior food movements, the chapter dates the movement to 2001 in Rajasthan with a writ petition at the ... More


Reflections on Indian Legislations on Farmers’ Rights

Sophy K. Joseph

in Customary Rights of Farmers in Neoliberal India: A Legal and Policy Analysis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190121006
eISBN:
9780190990480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190121006.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Legal regime that deals with farmers’ rights in India suffers from multiple legal and institutional obstacles, particularly because of lack of harmony between these legal frameworks. Some of the ... More


The World Trade System: Trends and Challenges

Jagdish N. Bhagwati, Pravin Krishna, and Arvind Panagariya (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035231
eISBN:
9780262337687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035231.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

When the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) metamorphosed into the WTO in 1994, it seemed that the third pillar of the international economic superstructure was finally put in place. And ... More


Land Use and Land Degradation

Ramprasad Sengupta

in Ecological Limits and Economic Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081654
eISBN:
9780199082407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081654.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter focuses on the sustainable use of land which is fixed in availability and has competing uses for meeting the requirements of any economy. As agriculture for food supply is the most ... More


Food and Agriculture Organization and Agricultural Droughts

Elijah Mukhala

in Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought: A Global Study

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162349
eISBN:
9780197562109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162349.003.0044
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations was founded in 1945 with a mandate to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve agricultural productivity, and ... More


Mother Earth

William M. Lewis

in Wetlands Explained: Wetland Science, Policy, and Politics in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195131833
eISBN:
9780197561508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195131833.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Conservation of the Environment

The virtue of soil is one of only a few axioms of American culture. Respect for soil, which can be instilled at an early age without rousing political or religious controversy, is the mark of ... More


A Sort of Backwoods Guerrilla Warfare: Mexican Mennonites and the South American Soy Boom, 1967–Present

Ben Nobbs-Thiessen

in Landscape of Migration: Mobility and Environmental Change on Bolivia's Tropical Frontier, 1952 to the Present

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656106
eISBN:
9781469656120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656106.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter explores the intertwined migration and expansion of two temperate zone transplants—Mennonites and soybeans—in semitropical Santa Cruz. The transnational history of Bolivian Mennonites ... More


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