Laila Kassam

Laila Kassam
SOAS, University of London | SOAS

PhD

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Publications (18)
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Given the central role of the food and agriculture system in driving so many of the interconnected ecological, social and economic crises we currently face, Rethinking Food and Agriculture reviews, reassesses and reimagines the current food and agriculture system and the narrow paradigm in which it operates. The book explores and uncovers some of...
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Our worldview is rooted in an agrarian culture that holds a dominionist view of the living world. In preagricultural times, forager peoples saw other animals as kindred tribes who gave a sense of continuity with nature. When foragers started to become farmers 10,000 years ago, increasing their control over other animals and nature, they developed n...
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It is becoming increasingly clear that our food and agriculture system is not working for the vast majority of humans, other animals, and ecosystems. We need to shift from the present unsustainable paradigm of industrial agriculture to one that is ecologically sustainable (without which economic, social, and environmental sustainability is not poss...
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This chapter distills six key themes from the preceding chapters on ways forward toward a sustainable and responsible food and agriculture system. These themes reflect the need for more holistic paradigms and mindsets that can deal with complexity; narratives of abundance rather than scarcity; ecological and multifunctional paradigms of agriculture...
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This thesis assesses aquaculture’s actual and potential poverty impacts and the institutions required for aquaculture development in Ghana. Data were collected using a survey of 69 small-scale fish farming households and 74 crop farming households in Ashanti Region, a survey of cage farms (19 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and 2 large-scale fa...
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Given the central role of the food and agriculture system in driving so many of the interconnected ecological, social and economic crises we currently face, Rethinking Food and Agriculture reviews, reassesses and reimagines the current food and agriculture system and the narrow paradigm in which it operates. The book explores and uncovers some of t...
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The chapter describes the root causes of the degrading nature of the dominant conventional tillage agriculture. It argues that the paradigm of conventional tillage agriculture is ecologically unsustainable and not fit for purpose, at any level of development, to meet present and future societal needs of optimal production and harnessing ecosystem s...
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The “Aquaculture Big Numbers” research project seeks to: provide baseline information on the present status of the aquaculture sector from a human development perspective; identify the types and numbers of people employed by the sector; and explore the role of aquaculture in providing social and economic services at a global level, with a particula...
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Aquatic agricultural systems (AAS) in coastal Southwest Bangladesh have evolved in response to a number of stimuli and constraints including improving market access, technological change, and salinization. Farming systems in the region are highly dynamic, and are characterized by the integration of varying combinations of freshwater prawns, rice, f...
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Lack of quality seed and technical knowhow are considered major constraints to improving aquaculture productivity and profitability in Bangladesh. This paper assesses the outcomes of investments in improving carp seed quality and farmer training, targeting poor and women fish farmers, on the productivity and profitability of homestead aquaculture s...
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Kassam, L.; Subasinghe, R.; Phillips, M. Aquaculture farmer organizations and cluster management: concepts and experiences FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper. No. 563. Rome, FAO. 2011. 90p. Small-scale aquaculture producers in developing countries are facing new opportunities and challenges related to market liberalization, globalizati...
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This issues brief proposes an agenda for markets and trade research that supports pro-poor development of aquaculture. It summarises key trends and issues relating to global aquaculture development and identifies critical markets and trade dimensions. Coinciding with renewed interest and change in global agricultural research, this brief is targete...
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Aquaculture is still the fastest-growing food-producing sector and plays an important role in enhancing global food security and alleviating poverty. Tens of millions of people are engaged in aquaculture production, the majority of whom are small-scale farmers who have limited resources and are faced with difficulties due to increasing globalizatio...

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