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UKAID Department for International Development (R4D) 2011

Resources, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Technology and Work in Production and Distribution Systems : Rice in India

Rice India

UKAID Department for International Development (R4D)

Titre : Resources, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Technology and Work in Production and Distribution Systems : Rice in India

Pays : India

Projet de recherche pour le Développement : RES-167-25-0700

DFID Programme : ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research

Organismes de mise en œuvre
Joint Financiers : Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Lead Institutes : University of Oxford

Durée : Start Date : 01-10-2011 End Date : 30-06-2013

Objectif
Informal economies are neglected in debates about climate change and the long-awaited materials revolution. This trans-disciplinary pilot project will develop methods to study the informal economy’s materiality.
Uniting life-cycle analysis (from environmental science) with value chain/production system analysis (from management science and economics) and decent work criteria (from labour studies), it explores how capital, technology and labour are combined to produce commodities and GHGs. Multi-criteria analysis will then explore the costs and incommensurable trade-offs of technology lowering GHGs and improving livelihoods.
CO2 (and possibly water) are chosen as indicators of materiality. The system of rice production and distribution is selected since the research team is familiar with its complexity.
Data will be collected from semi-arid tropical regions. Four production technologies will be stylised, for large and small units (high yield varieties, systems of rice intensification, ‘labelled’ organic rice and rainfed rice) ; and four distribution channels (informal distribution, partially regulated markets, supermarket supply chains and the state’s public distribution systems).

Présentation : UKAID

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