Economic Spaces of Pastoral Production and Commodity Systems: Markets and Livelihoods

1st Edition

Richard Le Heron, Jörg Gertel

Routledge
Published November 15, 2016
Reference - 362 Pages
ISBN 9781138261303 - CAT# Y314063

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Summary

Pastoralism as a land use system is under recognized in terms of its contribution to food provision, livelihoods as well as to human security. This book is the first attempt to explore the dynamics of economic spaces of pastoral production and commodity systems for explicit South and North positionings. It develops and applies a new approach in combining agri-food, market and commodity chain perspectives with livelihood approaches. This enables new understandings of re-aligning exchange relations between the global south and the global north. The case studies presented open up new empirical insights in largely under-researched areas, such as Afghanistan, Chad, Tibet and Siberia and very recent changes in industrialized economies with major pastoral sectors. The book reveals new evidence and theoretical insights about significant changes in established producer-consumer relations in agriculture and food.

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