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Handbook of the International Political Economy of Agriculture and Food

Handbook of the International Political Economy of Agriculture and Food

Handbooks of Research on International Political Economy series

Edited by Alessandro Bonanno and Lawrence Busch

This book tackles the central question of the political and structural changes and characteristics that govern agriculture and food. Original contributions explore this highly globalized economic sector by analyzing salient geographical regions and substantive topics. Along with chapters that investigate agri-food in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Oceania, the book includes contributions that cover topics such as labor, science and technology, the financialization of agri-food, and supermarkets.

Chapter 4: Argentina’s agri-food transformations in the context of globalization: Changing ways of farming

Clara Craviotti

Subjects: economics and finance, political economy, environment, agricultural economics, politics and public policy, environmental politics and policy, political economy


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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