Rural Societies in Change
FOUNDATION FOR AGRARIAN STUDIES | In the era of globalisation, liberalisation and climate change, there have been important transformations in agricultural and rural development policy. The work of the Foundation of Agrarian Studies (FAS) in cooperation with Rosa-Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS) helps to understand the agrarian questions in India. The project looks at the complex changes with respect to the socio-economic characteristics of the rural poor in the Indian countryside.
In 2020 the projects wants to develop a better understanding of critical issues in agrarian relations, with a particular focus on rural poor. Last year, FAS had focused on the research of small-scall farmers. In 2018 FAS has concluded a RLS-supported research project on ‘Women Workers in Rural Economies’. FAS has been actively disseminating information to a wider audience through the publications of its research in peer-reviewed academic journals.
The Foundation for Agrarian Studies is a charitable trust based in Bangalore and was established in 2003. FAS’ main objective is to facilitate and sponsor multi-disciplinary theoretical and empirical enquiry in the field of agrarian studies in India and other less-developed countries. FAS also publishes the Review of Agrarian Studies, India’s main peer-reviewed academic journal exclusively concerned with rural production systems and agrarian relations.