Initiatives in Critical Agrarian Studies (ICAS)

  • ICAS is a community of like-minded critical scholars, development practitioners and movement activists from different parts of the world who are working on agrarian issues. It responds to the need for an initiative that builds and focuses on linkages, and advocates a mutually reinforcing co-production and mutually beneficial sharing of knowledge. ICAS also promotes critical thinking and engaged research and scholarship.

ICAS aims to:

  1. Produce and disseminate cutting-edge knowledge in agrarian change studies.
  2. Develop global knowledge networks for 'pro-poor agrarian change'.
  3. Facilitate mutually reinforcing interactions around the issue of pro-poor agrarian change.

Contact

For more information or to subscribe to our mailing list, please email: iss.icas@gmail.com You can also follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

ICAS Coordinating Team

International Advisory Committee

ICAS also has an International Advisory Committee, the members of which are academics, activists and development policy practitioners with expertise in rural politics and development.

Members of the International Advisory Committee

ICAS book series on Agrarian Change and Peasant Studies

Scientifically rigorous, accessible, politically relevant, policy oriented, affordable, state of the art books for academics, development practitioners and social movement activists.

Download the most recent list of publications (see Downloads below)

ICAS colloquia and conferences

Colloquia

The future of food and challenges for agriculture in the 21st century - April 2017 in the Basque Country

Global governance/politics, climate justice & agrarian/social justice - February 2016 at ISS (see Downloads below)

Food Sovereignty: A Critical Dialogue - January 2014 at ISS (see Downloads below)

Global Land Grabbing - June 2012 at ISS (see Downloads below)

Hunger, Food & (Agroecological) Alternatives - December 2011 at ISS

Agrarian Transformation and Surplus Population in the Global South: Revisiting Agrarian Questions of Labour - May 2011 at ISS (see Downloads below)

Critical Agrarian Studies Seminar - January 2011 at ISS (see Downloads below)

Conferences

Food Sovereignty: A Critical Dialogue at Yale University, USA - September 2013

Global Land Grabbing II - October 2012 at Cornell University, USA

Global Land Grabbing I April 2011 at IDS Sussex, UK

Fellowships and internships

At the moment, we do not have funds for fellowships or internships, but we invite and encourage externally funded visiting fellows, researchers and interns.

If you are interested, please get in touch with Jun Borras: borras@iss.nl

Publications

The future of food and challenges for agriculture in the 21st century - 2017 colloquium papers series

Global governance/politics, climate justice and agrarian/social justice - 2016 colloquium papers series

Food sovereignty: A critical dialogue - 2013/2014 conference papers series

Review papers -full-length papers, specializing in literature survey and analytical ‘mapping’ papers