Haroon Akram-lodhi

A. Haroon Akram-Lodhiis Professor of International Development Studies at Trent University, Peterborough, Canada.Cristóbal Kayis Professor of Development Studies and Rural Development at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands.
Hungry for Change: Farmers, Food Justive and the Agarian Question
Format: Paperback
, 2013
  • Hunger and obesity sit side by side in the world today because a food system dominated by money, markets and profits allows those with money to obtain above and beyond their needs while those without cannot get the fundamentals of life. The result is a growing polarization of global agriculture, between a small number of haves and an ever-increasing number of have-nots. In Hungry for Change, Haroon Akram-Lodhi explains how capitalism was introduced into farming and how it transformed the terms and conditions by which farmers produce food. Written in accessible language and incorporating accounts from farmers and agricultural workers, this book explains how the creation, structure and operation of the capitalist world food system is marginalizing family farmers, small-scale peasant farmers and landless rural workers as it entrenches us all in a global subsistence crisis. Building upon the idea of food sovereignty, Akram-Lodhi develops a set of additional solutions to resolve the current crisis of the world food system”

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