Based on the success of the sessions over the last five years, the Rural Geography Specialty Group in conjunction with the International Geographical Union Commission on the Sustainability of Rural Systems (IGU-CSRS) will organize paper sessions highlighting research in Africa, Asia, and Middle and South America. The Rural Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers does not only focus on rural geography research in the western world. There is cutting edge rural research occurring around the world that deserves to be recognized and celebrated. This paper session(s) will present the work of geographers studying rural issues in Africa, Asia, and/or Middle and South America. The Rural Geography Specialty Group is committed to diversity in its membership and its research. We encourage diverse opinions and viewpoints in all sessions we sponsor.
The Rural Geography Specialty Group promotes research and education related to contemporary rural landscapes, societies, and economies in the developed and developing world. Specialty group members conduct research across an array of topics, including agriculture; land use; environmental governance; population; rural health, crime, and poverty; food systems; indigenous peoples; and rural restructuring processes.
|Presenter||Tristan Berchoux*, University of Southampton (UK), Craig W Hutton, University of Southampton (UK), Fiifi Amoako Johnson, University of Southampton (UK), Gary R Watmough, Aarhus University (Denmark), Peter M Atkinson, Lancaster University (UK), Chris T Hill, University of Southampton (UK), Stephen E Darby, University of Southampton (UK), Using landscape typologies and census data to profile livelihood systems: a comprehensive spatial approach for rural planning.||20||5:20 PM|
|Presenter||Andrew Hoyt*, University of North Texas, Seeds of Disempowerment? Bt cotton and Accumulation by Dispossession||20||5:40 PM|
|Presenter||Alexander Huezo*, Florida International University, Contested Natures: Coca, the War on Drugs, and a Political Ecology of Difference in the Colombian Afro-Pacific||20||6:00 PM|
|Presenter||Leah Mungai*, Michigan State University, Monitoring Small-holder Agriculture using Sustainable Indicators for Central Malawian Farmers||20||6:20 PM|
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