First published on the Agrarian South Network’s Website.
The changes within the contemporary global political economy have had an uneven impact on different regions and social groups. This unevenness arises out of historical deprivation as well as diverse manifestations of the penetration of capitalist enterprise into hitherto non-capitalist territories. Such a process of expansion and adaptation of capital to new social settings is as old as colonialism itself since the voyages of Christopher Columbus and has resulted in the simultaneous underdevelopment of the countries of the South. It has also led to a reconfiguration of ecologies and spaces by capitalists so that they could benefit and profiteer to the detriment of a large mass of oppressed ‘indigenous’ people and other subjugated races and castes. Hence, any study of this phenomena should recognise that the categories of ‘indigenous’, ‘race’ and ‘caste’ are complex and have diverse meanings across countries and continents. One of the aims of this Summer School is to explore and provide a window of analysis into these complex meanings and processes. Clink link for more details http://aiastrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Summer-School-2020__Concept-Note-and-Call-For-Papers.pdf
Attaining food security is one of the key aspects of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 buttressed by the Science Technology and Innovation Strategy (STISA) 2024 and the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). However currently not all African countries have attained sustainable food security, given that the continent has the highest undernourishment prevalence affecting almost 21 % of the population (World Bank 2018),and Zimbabwe fall in this class with a prevalence of 47%.Read more..http://aiastrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Food-security-Migration-and-Innovation-Call-for-Papers.pdf