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Farmers, Seedsmen, and Scientists: Systems of Agriculture and Systems of Knowledge

Stephen A. Marglin

in Decolonizing Knowledge: From Development to Dialogue

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288848
eISBN:
9780191684654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288848.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The origins of hi-tech agriculture (hta) entailed how hybrid corn (maize) was initially developed in the United States during the first three decades of this century, its commercialization in the ... More


Hosting the Otherness of the Other: The Case of the Green Revolution

Gustavo Esteva

in Decolonizing Knowledge: From Development to Dialogue

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288848
eISBN:
9780191684654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288848.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter attempts attempts a radical pluralist approach in analyzing the marginalization experienced by the several different knowledge systems that were utilized during the Green Revolution. The ... More


What Has Worked: ImproviNg Cooperation within Species

R. Ford Denison

in Darwinian Agriculture: How Understanding Evolution Can Improve Agriculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139500
eISBN:
9781400842810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139500.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses approaches that have worked in the past in improving cooperation within species. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, with evolutionary biology at the center, it argues that we ... More


Prosperity and Religious Fundamentalism

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs: Volume 2: 1839-2004

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673098
eISBN:
9780199080595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673098.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter discusses resurgence of religious fundamentalism, which brought about the renaissance of Hinduism. The Sikhs exodus in the partition had made them more vulnerable and thus ground was ... More


Second Wind, 1965–91

Pulapre Balakrishnan

in Economic Growth in India: History and Prospect

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198065470
eISBN:
9780199080090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065470.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the economic growth in India for the period 1950–64. What is distinctive about this period is that while the policy regime had remained more or less unchanged, the rate of ... More


Beyond Colonialism: Tropical Environments and the Legacies of Empire

Corey Ross

in Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire: Europe and the Transformation of the Tropical World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199590414
eISBN:
9780191829901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590414.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

This chapter explores how the unprecedented transformation of tropical environments after decolonization was shaped by relationships and ideas that were fashioned, encouraged, or reinforced by the ... More


The Political Economy of Mountain Java: An Interpretive History

Robert Hefner

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520069336
eISBN:
9780520913769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520069336.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

A rich and sensitive portrait of a changing peasantry, this study is also a general inquiry into the nature of status, class, and community in the developing world, presenting an analysis designed to ... More


Agricultural Revolutions

David A. Cleveland

in Balancing on a Planet: The Future of Food and Agriculture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277410
eISBN:
9780520957084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277410.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The transition from foraging to agriculture—the Neolithic revolution—began about twelve thousand years ago. It changed three basic human relationships—with other species, the environment, and other ... More


Political Economy of Agrarian Sector and Status of Farmers post Independence

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/9780190121006.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter tries to understand how macro-level political and economic policies are closely related with agrarian sector and farmers in the country. Reading together plan policies from the ... More


Introduction: A Book for Optimists

Gordon Conway, Ousmane Badiane, and Katrin Glatzel

in Food for All in Africa: Sustainable Intensification for African Farmers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501743887
eISBN:
9781501744419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501743887.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter presents an optimistic outlook into the state of African agriculture. It highlights the achievements made by African farmers—many of whom are smallholders—emphasizing how ... More


Ending with Eco-imperialism

Ramin Jahanbegloo and Vandana Shiva

in Talking Environment: Vandana Shiva in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198091776
eISBN:
9780199082537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198091776.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In this section, Vandana Shiva talks about how the Indian cow, a sacred animal, has been desacralized and killed due to eco-imperialism. She argues that the agricultural knowledge being taught in ... More


Food for Peace and the War on Hunger: Food Power in the 1960s

Bryan L. McDonald

in Food Power: The Rise and Fall of the Postwar American Food System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190600686
eISBN:
9780190600716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600686.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 5 examines the central role of food in American efforts during the 1960s to promote peace and stability in global affairs. The Food for Peace program gained renewed attention and resources ... More


Earth Island: Prelude to a Eutopian History

Wes Jackson

in Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.003.0025
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter imagines a revolutionary shift in agriculture, told from the point of view of a narrator living in the mid-twenty-first century. Given that the twentieth century’s “Green Revolution” led ... More


Controversy about Agricultural Technology: Lessons from the Green Revolution

Vernon W. Ruttan

in Can Economic Growth Be Sustained?: The Collected Papers of Vernon W. Ruttan and Yujiro Hayami

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199754359
eISBN:
9780190261320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199754359.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter explores lessons relevant to the controversy surrounding the biotechnology revolution. The development and introduction of high-yielding modern varieties (MVs) of wheat, maize, and rice ... More


Creating Synergies between Water, Energy, and Food Security for Smallholders

Jennifer A. Burney

in The Evolving Sphere of Food Security

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199354054
eISBN:
9780199398959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354054.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Nearly 75 percent of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas and depend heavily on agriculture for their livelihoods. Globally, these households produce a large fraction of the world’s food, ... More


The Dilemma of Balancing Growth and Social Justice: A Retrospective View on Agriculture, Land, and Rural India

Subrata Mitra

in Seeking Middle Ground: Land, Markets, and Public Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199495450
eISBN:
9780199097685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199495450.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

At Independence in 1947, India emerged from a century and half of economic stagnation, a radicalized and land-hungry peasantry, chronic food deficit and the spectre of mass starvation and famine ... More


Agricultural Nutrient Use and Its Environmental Consequences

Peter M. Vitousek and Pamela A. Matson

in The Evolving Sphere of Food Security

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199354054
eISBN:
9780199398959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354054.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Industrial fertilizers will be used extensively for the foreseeable future as many countries seek to increase yields on their more productive agricultural lands. At the same time, industrial ... More


Harvests and Equity: Lending for Agriculture

Nagesh Prabhu

in Reflective Shadows: Political Economy of the World Bank Lending to India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199466825
eISBN:
9780199087419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466825.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Agriculture has always remained a top agenda of all the governments from the Nehru era to the present regime. In this chapter, we discuss the Bank’s lending operations and policy prescription to ... More


CGIAR

Uma Lele and Sambuddha Goswami

in Food for All: International Organizations and the Transformation of Agriculture

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780198755173
eISBN:
9780191816536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755173.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

CGIAR, by far the most complex organization reviewed in this book, has had an extraordinary track record of impacts on productivity growth. CGIAR’s mission has grown over time, beginning with ... More


Underemployment in Agriculture

Arvind Panagariya

in New India: Reclaiming the Lost Glory

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197531556
eISBN:
9780197531587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197531556.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

The chapter begins with a history of agricultural policy in India. It goes on to argue that policies aimed at improving outcomes within agriculture alone cannot bring prosperity to those engaged in ... More


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