GDI Lecture Series: Agrarian crises, institutional innovation and gender: Can group farming provide an answer? with Prof Bina Agarwal
|Starts:||17:00 20 Mar 2019|
|Ends:||18:30 20 Mar 2019|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Global Development Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
The Global Development Institute and the Post Crash Economics Society is pleased to host Prof Bina Agarwal part of the GDI Lecture Series, talking about: Agrarian crisis and institutional innovation: Can group farming provide an answer?
In efforts by developing countries to address agrarian distress arising from persisting rural poverty, unviable land holdings, and climate change, little attention has been paid to the institutional transformation of agriculture. The debate on farm types has focused mainly on small family farms vs. large commercial farms. Here experiments in two Indian states—Kerala and Telangana—stand out for their innovative institutional form, namely group farming by women (involving pooling land, labour and capital and cultivating jointly). Can this provide an alternative model?
Based on her primary surveys, Prof. Bina Agarwal provides some answers, comparing the economic outcomes of group and individual family farms, as well as outlining the impact on social and political empowerment.
The Global Development Lecture Series brings experts involved in global development to The University of Manchester. It aims to facilitate dialogue and discussion, providing a space for leading development thinkers to share their latest research and ideas. Lectures are followed by an audience Q&A.
This event is open to members of the public and information on the accessibility of the venue is detailed at this link: https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/roscoe_th-b
Please note: this event was previously advertised for an earlier date but is confirmed for Wednesday 20 March.
Role: Professor, Development Economics
Organisation: Global Development Institute
Biography: Biography: Professor of Development Economics and Environment at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, UK. Earlier, Director and Professor of Economics, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University. Educated at the Universities of Cambridge and Delhi, she has held distinguished positions at Harvard, Princeton, Michigan, Minnesota, Cambridge (UK), and New York. She has been President of the International Society for Ecological Economics; Vice-President International Economic Association; and President, International Society for Feminist Economics. Her publications include 85 academic articles and 12 books, the most recent being Gender Challenges (2016), a three volume compendium of her selected papers. Her awards include: Padma Shri, 2008; The Leontief Prize 2010; Louis Malassis Scientific Prize 2017, France; and the International Balzan Prize 2017.
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