Jerry Buckland

University of Winnipeg

Jerry Buckland is Associate Professor of International Development Studies at Menno Simons College, University of Winnipeg. Buckland’s academic background is in Economics and International Development Studies. His interests and teaching areas include micro-financial services and poverty, rural development and food security, non-governmental organizations and community development, Bangladesh development.

  • Ploughing Up the Farm

    Neoliberalism, Modern Technology and the State of the World’s Farmers

    By Jerry Buckland     January 2004

    Ploughing Up the Farm brings together an impressive array of evidence to show that neoliberalism and modern technology underlie recent trends: rural depopulation in the North, rising rural poverty in the South and environmental problems all around the farming world. Market-driven growth and trade liberalization have encouraged production for agricultural export, and the growing use of chemical inputs are often biased against Third World farmers and small farmers everywhere. Jerry Buckland calls for farm policies founded on farmer-led food security and a democratization of the global institutions that have had detrimental effects on the world’s farmers.