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SRIRAM NATARAJAN

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SRIRAM NATARAJAN

Sriram Natrajan is an independent researcher/economist. He is currently collaborating with the Urban Economy Forum, Toronto on research initiatives in the field of urban food systems and food security. He has engaged with China research for over two decades in the areas of agrarian change, rural transformation, food security, sustainable agriculture and more recently urban agriculture. He has worked as a consultant for the International Labour Office (ILO) on socio-economic security and as a lead consultant for the Food and Agricultural Organisation on improving food security statistics in Asia as part of the Zero-Hunger initiative. He has also guest lectured at Jawaharlal Nehru University and Delhi University besides designing and conducting a post-graduate course on India and the ASEAN at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.



Urban Agriculture, Food Security and Sustainable Urban Food Systems in China
19 May 2021

This is an exploratory paper on the re-emergence of urban farming/agriculture (UA) as an important priority in urban food systems and food policy in China.

AGRARIAN CHANGE AND RURAL TRANSFORMATION: CHINA’S DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE SINCE 1965
04 Sep 2017
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This monograph intends to reflect on the idea of development as a problem of political economy. By examining China's uneven, awkward and often times enigmatic socioeconomic transformations since the mid-1960s, the author substantiates the following two central claims.

Food and Feed in a Resource Constrained System: Revisiting China's Agrarian Questions
03 Dec 2013

The ‘Agrarian Question’ in China is still in a process of unfolding after undergoing two major transitions one in the middle of the twentieth century (socialization) and another in the early 1980s (reforms).

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    Sriram Natrajan is an independent researcher/economist

    Adjunct Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies

Past Positions

    He has worked as a consultant for the International Labour Office (ILO) on socio-economic security and as a lead consultant for the Food and Agricultural Organisation on improving food security statistics in Asia as part of the Zero-Hunger initiative.

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