Food, Natural Resources and Agrarian Transformation

subtheme 5

How food is produced and consumed has affected agriculture and the natural environment. The link between agriculture and food, as well as the changing patterns of consumption towards industrial food, have resulted in the reconfiguration of food production, food chain, and food governance. This rapid transformation production has also led to issues pertaining to land grabbing, food insecurity, environmental insecurity, migration and mobility, and the changing nature of the inter-connectedness between people, nature, and places, as well as shifting gender and generational relations.

This sub-theme seeks to bring together scholars and researchers working on the political economy of food production, consumption and distribution in relation to changing natural environments, and the multiple processes of the agrarian transformation.