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    Land grab/data grab: precision agriculture and its new horizons

    Fraser, Alistair (2018) Land grab/data grab: precision agriculture and its new horizons. The Journal of Peasant Studies, 46 (5). pp. 893-912. ISSN 0306-6150

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    Developments in the area of ‘precision agriculture’ are creating new data points (about flows, soils, pests, climate) that agricultural technology providers ‘grab’, aggregate, compute and/or sell. Food producers now churn out food and, increasingly, data. ‘Land grabs’ on the horizon in the global south are bound up with the dynamics of data grabbing, although hitherto researchers have not revealed enough about the people and projects at issue. Against this backdrop, this paper examines some key issues taking shape, while highlighting new frontiers for research and introducing the concept ‘data sovereignty’, which food sovereignty practitioners (and others) need to begin considering.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Land grab; precision agriculture; big data; food sovereignty; data sovereignty; Ireland;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 12154
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    Depositing User: Alistair Fraser
    Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 17:02
    Journal or Publication Title: The Journal of Peasant Studies
    Publisher: Taylror and Francis (Routledge)
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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