This website offers space to fellow researchers, who discuss emerging perspectives on the making and unmaking of (agrarian) institutional landscapes worldwide. If you are interested in contributing, please contact me directly!
In this space, a particular focus will be put on emerging perspectives in a fast-changing field, where sometimes assumptions and statements made in the past hold no longer true in the present; where just another crisis or government regulation has crashed the dreams of investors; where suddenly AG tech and not farmland is heralded as the most promising new “asset class”, or where methodological advances now suddenly allow us to account in more granular ways about trends and investment footprints in the ‘AG space’. It is also a chance for scholars to revisit their own (past) research in light of recent advances in debates and research findings. We will offer fellow researchers exposure on the platform, as well as graphic design services in case you would like to contribute figures or photos. In this space, guest contributions are published.
Offering an analysis that bridges the urban and the rural, Alexander Dobeson and Sebastian Kohl attend to recent cracks in the property consensus that have emerged over the past years due to the widespread and conflict-laden assetization of both urban and rural land in the Global North and South.Read more
Russell Price, Matt Henry, Michael Mouat and Carolyn Morris take the Fonterra’s pricing practices as a starting point to engage with the question of how we can deal with the social and political character of money and its derivative forms.Read more
Zannie Langford opens our new theme on “intermediaries” – a neglected class in research on the assetization of farmland and agriculture.Read more
Bill Pritchard and Cathy Sherry on the promise and pitfalls of using land titles data to track agricultural land ownership in Australia.Read more
Anthropologist Julia Sizek’s account underlines the entangled nature of land and water speculation, with the Californian state playing a central role in this.Read more
André Magnan and Annette Aurélie Desmarais show why obtaining and using land titles to study of changing farmland ownership patterns on the Canadian prairies hasn’t been easy.Read more
Carla Gras and Andrea P. Sosa Varrotti revisit their work on agri-investments in Latin America.Read more
Partly building on his work in Tanzania, Gideon Tups helps us make sense of the keyword “patient capital”, which has become a buzzword in development finance.Read more
Sociologists Loka Ashwood and Phil Howard engage with the problem of tracing ownership relations along the agri-investment chain.Read more
We are happy to announce that several colleagues from around the world have agreed to contribute to our guest writers’ sections.Read more