Agriculture and sustainable development: The role of small scale agriculture in obtaining food security
Date of Award
Master of Liberal Studies
Agribusiness; Neoliberalism; Food Security; Tanzania
The international community has expressed a renewed interest in small scale agriculture and the role it plays in long-term food security in the face of climate change and population growth. This interest has led to a new development paradigm in which small scale producers are being brought into the global market. Undoubtedly, small scale agriculture should be pursued as a sustainable form of development which can contribute to poverty alleviation, environmental stewardship, and the preservation of genetic diversity. These unique contributions are inherently threatened by a system captured in the idea of the neoliberal food regime. The ability of small scale agriculture to uphold the goals of food security are dependent on recognition and preservation of these contributions.
Hengstler, Joseph Allen, "Agriculture and sustainable development: The role of small scale agriculture in obtaining food security" (2015). Global Affairs. 26.