Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy is the official periodical publication of the Agrarian South Network (ASN), a tri-continental association of researchers and institutions in Africa, Asia and Latin America/Caribbean. The ASN is based at the Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies (SMAIAS) in Zimbabwe. The Journal is published tri-annually (April, August and December) by the ASN affiliate in India, the Centre for Agrarian Research and Education for South (CARES).

Agrarian South is an interdisciplinary journal which promotes innovative research on the political economy of world development and aims to contribute to global debates on the multi-faceted challenges of our times, namely the agrarian, environmental, and development crises.

The Journal encourages original approaches to the contemporary agrarian question and invites research on issues related to land and agrarian reform, gender and labour relations, race and caste in social transformation, rural and urban industrialization, global environmental change, sustainable use of natural resources, land and social movements, trends and trajectories in the world economy, and North-South relations.

The Journal promotes research in the intellectual traditions of the Third World and is committed to the advancement of autonomous capacity and thinking in the South. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The Editorial Team

Founding Editor-in-Chief

Sam Moyo (late)      African Institute for Agrarian Studies, Zimbabwe

Managing Editor

Sandeep Chachra     Centre for Agrarian Research and Education for South (CARES), New Delhi, India

Editorial Board

Praveen Jha              Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Marcelo Rosa           University of Brasília, Brazil

Issa Shivji                 Mwalimu Nyerere Resource Centre, Tanzania

Dzodzi Tsikata         University of Ghana, Ghana

Paris Yeros               Federal University of ABC, Brazil

Associate Editors

Walter Chambati      The Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies, Zimbabwe

Yu Huang                Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Thiago Lima             Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil

Abdourahmane Ndiaye                             Bordeaux Montaigne University, France

Lyn Ossome             Makerere Institute of Social Research, Uganda

Archana Prasad        Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Vitor Schincariol      Federal University of ABC, Brazil

Sit Tsui  Southwest University, China

Editorial Assistants

Namrata Daniel        Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Steven Mberi            The Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies, Zimbabwe

Advisory Editorial Board

Jimi O Adesina        University of South Africa, South Africa

Kojo Amanor           University of Ghana, Ghana

C P Chandrasekhar  Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Merle L Bowen        University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,USA

Bernardo M Fernandes                             State University of São Paulo, Brazil

Jayati Ghosh            Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Mammadou Goïta    IRPAD/Afrique, Mali

Yao Graham             Third World Network Africa, Ghana

Fred Hendricks        Rhodes University, South Africa

Kin Chi Lau             Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Amina Mama           University of California, USA

Mahmood Mamdani Columbia University, New York, USA

William Martin         SUNY Binghamton, USA

Zenebework T Marcos                              Ethiopia

Marjorie Mbilinyi     University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Marilda A Menezes  Federal University of ABC, Brazil

Francisco Nemenzo  University of Philippines, Philippines

Lungisile Ntzebeza  University of Cape Town, South Africa

Prabhat Patnaik        Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India

Utsa Patnaik             Department of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India

Ebrima Sall               CODESRIA, Dakar, Senegal

Henry Saragih          Via Campesina, Indonesia

Sérgio Sauer             FUP/UnB, Brazil

Jomo Kwame Sundaram                           FAO, Italy

Wen Tiejun               Renmin University, China