New book: Crisis and Conflict in Agriculture

CABI has published a book on Crisis and Conflict in Agriculture that has been edited by Rami Zurayk, Rachel Bahn and myself. Book launches are held at the Graduate Institute in Geneva and American University of Beirut.

The book discusses the causes and effects of crisis and conflict within an agricultural and rural context. It explores issues such as competition over resources, and looks at how crisis and conflict impact upon developing country agriculture for both the physical and human agricultural landscape. It reviews crises stemming from politically-driven violence as well as natural disasters and climate change.

Exploring the relationship between agriculture and conflicts and crises before, during and after crisis periods, the book:

  • Evaluates controversial issues such as land-grabs and the growing of illegal crops;
  • Covers methodological approaches such as GIS-based studies, ethnographic studies and the blending of methods;
  • Includes numerous case studies focusing on developing countries within Asia, Latin America, Middle East, North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa.