Unit 5 - Livelihoods and Land

Unit Introduction

Unit Title: 

Unit 5 - Livelihoods and Land

This unit was delivered by Dr. Mehroosh Tak, RVC

Unit Description

The aim of the lecture is to unpack the interconnections between globalised industrial livestock productions food regimes, land and livelihoods of farmers. We do so by reviewing empirical evidence on poverty implications for farmers who engage in globalised livestock production systems. Particular attention is paid to power dynamics and conditionalities extended on farmers by such food regimes. Further, we discuss land use change due to industrialisation of livestock systems. Finally, potential policy implications of industrialisation on land use change and poverty are highlighted.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the lecture the students will be able to:

  1. Understand the impact of industrial livestock production on farmer livelihoods in LMICs
  2. Recognise land tenure implications of globalised livestock production systems
  3. Draw connections between global commodity chains and livelihoods of farmers