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By James Sumberg,John Thompson

The dramatic raises in meals costs skilled during the last 4 years, and their results of starvation and meals lack of confidence, in addition to human-induced weather switch and its implications for agriculture, nutrients construction and nutrition safety, are key themes in the box of agronomy and agricultural examine. Contested Agronomy addresses those concerns by means of exploring key advancements because the mid-1970s, focusing specifically at the emergence of the neoliberal venture and the increase of the participation and environmental agendas, bearing in mind how those have had profound affects at the perform of agronomic study within the constructing international specifically during the last 4 a long time. This e-book explores, via a chain of case reports, the foundation for a far wanted ‘political agronomy’ research that highlights the affects of challenge framing and narratives, historic disjunctures, epistemic groups and the expanding strain to illustrate ‘success’ on either agricultural examine and the farmers, processors and shoppers it truly is intended to serve.

Whilst being a desirable and thought-provoking learn for execs within the Agriculture and Environmental sciences, it's going to additionally attract scholars and researchers in agricultural coverage, improvement reviews, geography, public management, rural sociology, and technology and know-how studies.

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