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Making the Green Revolution : Agriculture and Conflict in Colombia

Title
Making the Green Revolution : Agriculture and Conflict in Colombia / Timothy W. Lorek.
ISBN
9781469673844
9781469673813
9781469673837
9781469673820
Publication
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2023]
Manufacture
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2023
Copyright Notice Date
©[2023]
Physical Description
1 online resource (342 pages): illustrations, maps
Local Notes
Access is available to the Yale community.
Notes
Description based on print version record.
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Summary
"In November 2017, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) celebrated its fiftieth anniversary at its headquarters outside Palmira, Colombia. As an important research center of the so-called Green Revolution in agricultural science and technologies, CIAT emphasizes its contributions to sustainability, food security, gender equity, inclusive markets, and resilient, climate-smart agriculture. Yet these terms hardly describe the Cauca Valley where CIAT is physically located, a place that has been transformed into an industrial monoculture of sugarcane where thirteen Colombian corporations oversee the vast majority of this valley's famously fertile soil. This exemplifies the paradox Timothy W. Lorek describes: an international research center emphasizing small-scale and sustainable agricultural systems sited conspicuously on a landscape otherwise dominated by a large-scale corporate sugarcane industry"-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
Project MUSE complete collection 2023.
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
July 19, 2023
Series
Book collections on Project MUSE.
Flows, migrations, and exchanges
Contents
The paradise of America
Prophets of a promised land
The most necessary occupation
Sugarcane genealogies
Quixotic developments
The Cold War Cauca Valley: from the CAP to CIAT
Beyond the gates: sugarcane monoculture and CIAT in the Cauca Valley.
Genre/Form
History.
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