Haroon Akram-Lodhi teaches agrarian political economy at Trent University. He is Professor of Economics and International Development Studies and Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies. He is involved in numerous high-level academic roles as an editor, advisor, board member, visiting professor at other universities and advisor internationally.
Trained as an economist, Haroon Akram-Lodhi focuses on research in the political economy of agrarian change in developing countries, the economic dimensions of gender relations, and the political ecology of sustainable rural livelihoods and communities in contemporary poor countries. He teaches about global human inequality, the future of smallholder peasant communities in the world food system, the sustainability of rural social structures, relations and institutions, and gender and economic policy.
Haroon Akram-Lodhi’s most recent book is the award-winning Hungry for Change: Farmers, Food Justice and the Agrarian Question. It explains how the creation, structure and operation of the world food system is marginalizing family farmers, small-scale peasant farmers and landless workers as it entrenches us all in a global subsistence crisis; and offers ways to build upon the concerns of food sovereignty to solve the crisis.
Haroon will speak on the Vision for a Post COVID Food System panel at the Thursday November 26 convention session.