19.02.21

The farmers’ protest in India: what’s it all about?

by Amrita Dasgupta, PhD Candidate, SOAS   The farmers’ protest in India has been on-going for two months – and with more than half of Indians working on farms, this is a big concern, and a huge national affair. Initially it started as a regional protest in Punjab and Haryana. However, it soon turned out to be […]

09.03.20

Rural Poverty and Rural Assets

Evidence from Tanzania Poverty and prosperity are multi-dimensional. Using single indicators of poverty will produce distorted pictures of well-being. We show that, in rural Tanzania, one of the most common measures of poverty can systematically exclude important forms of wealth. We also show that, while the perspective change in assets offers is useful, assets are […]

07.02.18

Accounting for biodiversity’s role in promoting sustainable livelihoods

Smallholder farmers are facing a crisis.

16.10.17

Podcast: The challenges facing the Fairtrade system

Dr Sanjay Lanka

23.02.17

Famine doesn’t just ‘happen’ – and those who cause it must be held to account

Food has long been used as an instrument of power

27.01.17

Invisible irrigators: how small-scale Tanzanian farmers are making a difference

New research reveals that official statistics often don’t include irrigation set up and run by individual farmers.