Land As an Asset Class: The Future of Food and Farming. Part I

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 3:30 PM-5:20 PM
Room: Booth 61
RC40 Sociology of Agriculture and Food (host committee)

Language: English

Session Organizers:
Hilde BJORKHAUG, Centre for Rural Research, Norway, Geoffrey LAWRENCE, University of Queensland, Australia, Carol RICHARDS, The University of Queensland, Australia, Phillip MCMICHAEL, Cornell University, USA and Bruce MUIRHEAD, University of Waterloo, Canada
Private Lands, Collective Values? Framing of Food Security in a Norwegian Land Use Conflict (Oral Presentation)
Heidi VINGE, Centre for Rural Research, Norway; Katrina RØNNINGEN, Centre for Rural Research, Norway

Losing Control in Western Canada: Private Equity Firms and Land Purchases (Oral Presentation)
Bruce MUIRHEAD, University of Waterloo, Canada

Land Grabbing in Taiwan: The Crisis of Food Security and Land Justice (Oral Presentation)
Pei-Hui TSAI, Shih Hsin University, Taiwan; Yi-Ting CHUNG, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan; Yu-Hua CHEN, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Poultry Grabs, Venture Capital, and Debt Bondage: Contracting Access to the Means of Production (Oral Presentation)
Douglas H. CONSTANCE, Sam Houston State University, USA; Jane DIXON, Australia National University, Australia; Jason KONEFAL, Sam Houston State University, USA; Francisco MARTINEZ, Autonomous University of Coahuila, Mexico; Gilberto ABOITES, Autonomous University of Coahuila, Mexico