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    Land grab / data grab. Programmable City Working Paper 31

    Fraser, Alistair (2017) Land grab / data grab. Programmable City Working Paper 31. Working Paper. SocArXiv.

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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 production and grabbing, although researchers have not, as yet, revealed enough about the people and projects caught up in this new arena. Against this backdrop, this paper examines some of the key issues taking shape, while highlighting new frontiers for research and introducing a concept of ‘data sovereignty,’ which food sovereignty practitioners (and others) need to consider.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: Published under a CC0 1.0 Universal License. This paper has been submitted to the Journal of Peasant Studies and to the The Future of Food and Challenges for Agriculture in the 21st century conference which was held in Vitoria-Gasteiz, 24-27 April 2017. Update, Jan 15 2018: Please cite the amended version of this paper, which has been published in the Journal of Peasant Studies:
    Keywords: Land grab; precision agriculture; big data; food sovereignty; data sovereignty; Ireland; Programmable City;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 9365
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    Depositing User: Alistair Fraser
    Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2018 15:43
    Publisher: SocArXiv
    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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