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Moral Economy as Emotional Interaction: Food Sharing and Reciprocity in Highland Ethiopia

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by Keiichiro Matsumura Abstract In peasant studies, many anthropologists have taken the view that the peasant economy has some salient cultural traits distinct from the rational choice of neoclassical economics. This view… Read More

‘We Want to Belong to Our Roots and We Want to be Modern People’: New Farmers, Old Claims Around Lake Mutirikwi, Southern Zimbabwe

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by Joost Fontein Abstract Based on fieldwork carried out between June 2005 and July 2006, this paper questions common assertions which suggest that recent ‘fast track’ land reform in Zimbabwe… Read More

What is the Matter with African Agriculture?

Published: Feb 20th, 2014

by Henk Mutsaers and Paul Kleene Abstract The views of forty veterans on sixty years of African agricultural development, published recently in book form, are analyzed against the background of René… Read More

At Issue: More Ominous than Climate Change? Global Policy Threats to Africa Food Production

Published: Feb 20th, 2014

by Andrew Mushita and Carol Thompson Abstract In international fora, climate change discussions center on how farmers can “mitigate” and “adapt” to weather variability to increase food production. Instead, African smallholder… Read More