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Rural Transformations and Agro-Food Systems


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1. The rise of BRICS: implications for global agrarian transformation Ben M. McKay, Ruth Hall & Juan Liu 2. China and Latin America: towards a new consensus of resource control? Ben M. McKay, Alberto Alonso-Fradejas, Zoe W. Brent, Sergio Sauer & Yunan Xu 3. Chinese agrarian capitalism in the Russian Far East Jiayi Zhou 4. 'Don't stop the mill': South African capital and agrarian change in Tanzania Giuliano Martiniello 5. 'Export or die': the rise of Brazil as an agribusiness powerhouse Daniela Andrade 6. Utopian visions of contemporary rural-urban Russia Alexander Mikhailovich Nikulin & Irina Vladimirovna Trotsuk 7. Growing South-South agribusiness connections: Brazil's policy coalitions reach Southern Africa Carolina Milhorance 8. South African supermarket expansion in sub-Saharan Africa Melodie Campbell 9. Brazil and China: the agribusiness connection in the Southern Cone context John Wilkinson, Valdemar Joao Wesz Junior & Anna Rosa Maria Lopane

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Ben M. McKay is an assistant professor of Development and Sustainability in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology and fellow of the Latin American Research Centre at the University of Calgary in Canada. Ruth Hall is a professor at the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. She is a co-founder of the Land Deal Politics Initiative and the BRICS Initiative in Critical Agrarian Studies, and coordinates the work of the Future Agricultures Consortium in Southern Africa. Juan Liu is an assistant professor at the College of Humanities and Social Development, Northwest A&F University, China, and a postdoctoral researcher at ICTA, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain. She is in the global secretariat of the BRICS Initiatives for Critical Agrarian Studies (BICAS) and is co-editor of the BICAS Working Paper Series.

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