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Challenges and Opportunities for Indian Agriculture in a Globalized Food Market

November 8, 2012 - 10:00-12:00

Public lecture series: The Political Economy of Transition in India

 

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This public lecture series takes place over the course of five Thursdays in November, and is arranged by Asia Research Centre, CBS, in cooperation with Contemporary South Asian Studies, Oxford University and Centre of Development Studies, Cambridge University.
Lecture 2: Dr. Shailaja Fennell, Cambridge University
Challenges and Opportunities for Indian Agriculture in a Globalized Food Market

Shailaja Fennell

Abstract: The importance and effectiveness of government interventions in the Indian agricultural sector have come under increasing scrutiny since the 1990s. Global agendas put forth by international players such as donors and TNCs place an increased emphasis on market friendly policies and a shift away from state-directed policies. The lecture will look at the global shift regarding the role of national agricultural policy and its implications for domestic agricultural markets in India as well as for the major stakeholders in India’s rural economy. This will be followed by a discussion of the dilemmas for sustainability of agricultural production and the future of rural livelihoods in India.
Shailaja Fennell is University Lecturer at the Centre of Development Studies, Director of Research at Cambridge Central Asia Forum and a Fellow of Jesus College at the University of Cambridge. Shailaja’s research interests include institutional reform, agricultural trends, gender household dynamics, kinship and ethnicity, and comparative economic development. Shailaja was a member of the six-member academic team and the expert on agriculture and gender for the first European Development Report 2009-10. Her recent publications include Rules, rubrics and riches: the relationship between legal reform, institutional change and international development (Routledge 2010) and Of Grains and Gains: the political economy of globalised agriculture (forthcoming, Sage 2012).
Venue: Copenhagen Business School,  Dalgas Have 15, 2000 Frederiksberg
Challenges and Opportunities for Indian Agriculture in a Globalized Food Market

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Date:
November 8, 2012
Time:
10:00-12:00