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Land grab / data grab. Programmable City Working Paper 31
Fraser, Alistair
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.
Keyword(s): Land grab; precision agriculture; big data; food sovereignty; data sovereignty; Ireland; Programmable City
Publication Date:
2017
Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: No
Institution: Maynooth University
Citation(s): Fraser, Alistair (2017) Land grab / data grab. Programmable City Working Paper 31. Working Paper. SocArXiv.
Publisher(s): SocArXiv
File Format(s): other
Related Link(s): http://eprints.maynoothuniversity.ie/9365/1/AF-Land-2017.pdf
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