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Small is beautiful?

GUEST LECTURE Small is beautiful? Rural transformation and production networks of tea smallholdings in Assam, India: Online lecture by Stefan Schütte Date & Time Dec 2, 2020 11:00 AM Location Trainee Centre Onlinehttps://cesnet.zoom.us/j/97233002427 Abstract India’s tea plantation sector is in deep crisis. Significant changes in the structure of global value chains for tropical commodities transformed the Indian tea industry, where tea production in industrial plantations is partly augmented by smallholder cultivation. Against this background, a…

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The narratives of China-Africa brotherly relationships

GUEST LECTURE The narratives of China-Africa brotherly relationships and the realities xenophobia towards Africans migrants in China by Dramane Thombiano Date & Time Nov 27, 2020 10:00 AM Location Trainee Centre Onlinehttps://cesnet.zoom.us/j/95240162198 Abstract Even with existence of records of ancient contacts between China and Africa, little is known about the extents of these relations. Modern relation between the two dates from Mao Ze Dong’s era after the Communist Party of China won the civil war…

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Land rights of Nomadic peoples

GUEST LECTURE “Land rights of Nomadic peoples“ by Dr. René Kuppe Date & Time Nov 25, 2020 11:00 AM Location Trainee Centre Online https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/95953176223 Abstract Jérémy Gilbert, an expert on Indigenous Peoples’ land rights law, correctly states: „In most societies nomadic peoples face discrimination. At the heart of this discrimination frequently lies the crucial issue of property in land.“ My presentation will analyse why nomadic peoples have been regarded as having no rights over lands,…

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