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Title: Land is changing : contested agricultural narratives in Northern Malawi (chapter 7)
Authors: Bezner Kerr, Rachel
Keywords: MALAWI
FOOD SECURITY
NUTRITION
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
COLONIALISM
HISTORY OF AGRICULTURE
SMALLHOLDER FARMERS
FARMER RESEARCH GROUP
LAND DEGRADATION
EDUCATION
SOCIAL MOBILITY
DEVELOPMENT
Date: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Abstract: Examines the mutual conditioning of alternative visions of agriculture in the Ekwendeni region, where agribusiness deepens colonial monoculture, degrading soils with inorganic fertilizers and hybrid seeds, and small-holder supports are removed under the assumption that peasant agriculture is unthinkable, or an obstacle to development and food security. Under pressure from agribusiness and structural adjustment policies, an alternative vision emerges in the Soils, Food and Healthy Communities projects (SFHC) across over a hundred villages, dedicated to agro-ecology and sustaining gender and inter-generational relations on the land.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/48637
Project Number: 105152
Project Title: Building Food Security and Social Resilience to HIV/AIDS in Malawi
Access: IDRC Only
Copyright: Taylor & Francis
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