Food as a metaphor for the past and the future among farmers in South India: the perception of food and food production in a fast changing world

Funding source

Sida - Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Project Details

Start date: 01/01/2007
End date: 31/12/2009
Funding: 2100000 SEK


This project deals with the way food, food consumption and food production is perceived among farmers and other actors in South India. By using this focus the idea is to illuminate broader processes of a political-economic nature, including ideas and strategies for creating food security in a world which goes through a process of global agro-food restructuring. The perspective is global but the focus is on the local and regional articulation of globalisation. This approach is built on the assumption that the restructuring of production and relationships caused by globalisation, commoditisation and new farming techniques constrain life chances and options. However, people are not dealing with these changes as ‘passive victims’, but use their own capabilities and other resources, guided by their own perspectives on food, food consumption and food production, to try to create food security.

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