Handbooks of Research on International Political Economy series
Edited by Alessandro Bonanno and Lawrence Busch
Chapter 4: Argentina’s agri-food transformations in the context of globalization: Changing ways of farming
When trying to understand the transformations of the Argentinean agri-food sector, the issue of globalization immediately positions itself as a relevant entry point. In the early 1990s, it became apparent that the food economy was increasingly driven by the global demand and the internationalization of the agri-food industry, with an increasing move towards private regulation (Watts and Goodman 1997). Studies also associated globalization with the growing control of strategic assets by a small number of transnational corporations, deep changes in the international division of labor and the emergence of a new “map” of winners and losers within the North and the South (Bonanno, Busch, Friedland, Gouveia and Mingione 1994).
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