Books

seasonalityThis section lists books written by, or with contributions from Future Agricultures Consortium researchers.

Our contributions to books allow us to explore issues in detail. They often involve working with other researchers to share new ideas and findings on topics important to agricultural policy in Africa – from seasonality to innovation among pastoralists.


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Africa’s Land Rush: Rural Livelihoods and Agrarian Change
Africa’s Land Rush: Rural Livelihoods and Agrarian Change
September 4, 2015 / Books
Edited by Ruth Hall, Ian Scoones and Dzodzi Tsikata Published by James Currey July 2015 Discount flyer (PDF) Africa has been at the centre of a “land grab” in recent years, with investors lured by projections of rising food prices,

The Contexts & Consequences of Africa’s Land Rush
September 3, 2015 / Books
by Ruth Hall, Ian Scoones and Dzodzi Tsikata This is the introductory chapter of the book Africa’s Land Rush: Rural Livelihoods & Agrarian Change. It can be downloaded free of charge. The full book is available to buy from the

Large scale land deals in Southern Africa: voices of the people
Large scale land deals in Southern Africa: voices of the people
September 3, 2015 / Books
Ruth Hall, Joseph Gausi, Prosper Matondi, Theodor Muduva, Camilo Nhancale, Dimuna Phiri and Phillan ZamchiyaPublished by the Institute of Poverty, Land and Agrarian StudiesJune 2015Open access – freely downloadable as a PDF file This book presents case studies of large-scale

Agricultural Input Subsidies: The Recent Malawi Experience
Agricultural Input Subsidies: The Recent Malawi Experience
November 20, 2013 / Books
by Ephraim Chirwa and Andrew DorwardOxford University PressSeptember 2013 This book is available as an Open Access pdf. Agricultural input subsidies have been adopted on a large scale across different African countries in the last few years. However global experience

Governing Global Land Deals: The Role of the State in the Rush for Land
Governing Global Land Deals: The Role of the State in the Rush for Land
October 25, 2013 / Books
This collection of essays on Governing Global Land Deals provides new empirical and theoretical analyses of the relationships between global land grabs and processes of government and governance. The book reframes debates on global land grabs by focusing on the relationship between

Defining Moments in the Ethiopian Seed System
Defining Moments in the Ethiopian Seed System
March 2, 2013 / Books
(ZIP file: may take a long time to download) This book is the culmination of a considerable amount of new and important research on seed systems, both within Ethiopia and across Africa. Drawing together a large collection of papers presented

Pastoralism and Development in Africa: Dynamic Change at the Margins
Pastoralism and Development in Africa: Dynamic Change at the Margins
June 28, 2012 / Books
Once again, the Horn of Africa has been in the headlines. And once again the news has been bad: drought, famine, conflict, hunger, suffering and death. The finger of blame has been pointed in numerous directions: to the changing climate,

Contested Agronomy: Agricultural Research in a Changing World
Contested Agronomy: Agricultural Research in a Changing World
March 15, 2012 / Books
The dramatic increases in food prices experienced over the last four years, and their effects of hunger and food insecurity, as well as human-induced climate change and its implications for agriculture, food production and food security, are key topics within

Seasonality, Livelihoods and Rural Development
Seasonality, Livelihoods and Rural Development
November 30, 2011 / Books
Seasonality is a severe constraint to sustainable rural livelihoods and a driver of poverty and hunger, particularly in the tropics. Many poor people in developing countries are ill equipped to cope with seasonal variations which can lead to drought or

Farmer First Revisited
Farmer First Revisited
December 10, 2008 / Books
Farmer First Revisited: Innovation for Agricultural Research and DevelopmentIan Scoones and John ThompsonITDG Publishing (2008), 384 pagesISBN 1 85339 682 3£12.95 Agriculture is an urgent global priority and farmers find themselves in the front line of some of the world’s