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ILCAA Joint Research Project

Study on the Relationship between Agriculture and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa from Historical Perspectives (2)

Study on the Relationship between Agriculture and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa from Historical Perspectives (2)

Keywords

  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Agriculture
  • Staple Food Crop
  • History
  • Anthropology
  • Agricultural Economics

Areas

  • Sub-Saharan Africa

Website

http://www.aa.tufs.ac.jp/~agriculture2010/

About the Project

Project term: April, 2013–March, 2016

With the economic depression of Sub-Saharan Africa becoming an international crisis, the need for greater expertise in agriculture, which is a key industry in most of the region, becomes urgent. In Japan, a great deal of effort has been made by researchers of agriculture, anthropology, and agricultural economics to study the agriculture of Sub-Saharan Africa and they have obtained good results in the last few decades. In this project, researchers of the above-mentioned disciplines and historians will jointly examine the relation between agriculture and culture in Sub-Saharan Africa from historical perspectives. The goal of this project is to explore a new field of study on agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa by emphasizing subjects related to staple food crops. There remain numerous unsettled historical questions about these crops although they have had an important role socially and culturally in Sub-Saharan African societies.

Hiroki ISHIKAWA, Project Coordinator (ILCAA)

Members

Coordinator

  • Hiroki ISHIKAWA (ILCAA)

ILCAA Staff

  • Hideo FUKAZAWA

Joint Researchers

  • Akihito KUDO
  • Akiyo AMINAKA
  • Hideaki SUZUKI
  • Kaori KOMATSU
  • Kazuhiko SUGIMURA
  • Momoka MAKI
  • Rumiko MURAO
  • Syun ISHIYAMA
  • Tadasu TSURUTA
  • Takako ANKEI
  • Takeshi FUJIMOTO
  • Yasuaki SATO
  • Yasuo MIZOBE
  • Yoko NAGAHARA
  • Yuichiro FUJIOKA

Outputs

Meetings

The 10th meeting Report (Japanese)(86KB)

  • ILCAA Core Project “Pluralistic World Understanding based on African Studies” Open Symposium “Food and Agriculture of Africa in Historical Perspective”
  • Date/Time: 13 March 2016 (Sun.) 14:00-19:00
  • Venue: Room 304, ILCAA
  • Language: Japanese
  • Organized by Core Project “Pluralistic World Understanding based on African Studies” , ILCAA Joint Research Project “Study on the Relationship between Agriculture and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa from Historical Perspectives (2)”
  • Hideo FUKAZAWA (ILCAA)
    Open Address
    Hiroki ISHIKAWA (ILCAA), et al.
    “In Commemoration of the Publication of Food and Agriculture of Africa in Historical Perspective”
    Hiroki ISHIKAWA (ILCAA)
    “Future of Historical Study on the History of Food and Agriculture of Africa”
    Kaori KOMATSU (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Shizuoka University)
    “Future of Anthropological Study on the History of Food and Agriculture of Africa 1: From the Viewpoint of Food”
    Takeshi FUJIMOTO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Toyama University)
    “Future of Anthropological Study on the History of Food and Agriculture of Africa 2: From the Viewpoint of Agriculture”
    Koichi IKEGAMI (Kinki University)
    Comment1
    Kazunobu IKEYA (National Museum of Ethnology)
    Comment2
    Question & Answer Session
    Hideo FUKAZAWA (ILCAA)
    Closing Address

The 9th meeting Report (Japanese)(79KB)

  • Date/Time: 25 October 2015 (Sun.) 13:30-19:30
  • Venue: Room 302 (Small Conference Room), ILCAA
  • All members
    Joint Review Meeting on Manuscripts of Introduction of History of Food and Agriculture in Africa
    Koichi IKEGAMI (Kinki University)
    “Why are Land in Africa Desired?: Land Grab and Neo-Colonialism”

The 8th meeting Report (Japanese)(75KB)

  • Date/Time: 11 July 2015 (Sat.) 13:00-20:00
  • Venue: Room 302 (Small Conference Room), ILCAA
  • All members
    Joint Review Meeting on Manuscripts of History of Food and Agriculture in Africa

The 7th meeting Report (Japanese)(75KB)

  • Date/Time: 29 March 2015 (Sun.) 13:00-19:00
  • Venue: Room 302 (Small Conference Room), ILCAA
  • All members
    Joint Review Meeting on Manuscripts of History of Food and Agriculture in Africa

The 6th meeting Report (Japanese)(75KB)

  • Date/Time: 20 December 2014 (Sat.) 13:00-19:00
  • Venue: Room 302 (Small Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Tadasu TSURUTA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kinki University) & Makiko SAKAI (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
    “Maize-Tractor Complex and Middle-scale Land Grabbing in Central Tanzania”
    Kaori KOMATSU (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Shizuoka University)
    “Agriculture of Shifting Society: Zomia and African Society”

The 5th meeting Report (Japanese)(79KB)

  • Date/Time: 25 October 2014 (Sat.) 13:00-19:00
  • Venue: Room 302 (Small Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Language: Japanese
  • All members
    Discussion about Publication of Results

The 4th meeting Report (Japanese)(74KB)

  • Date/Time: 12 July 2014 (Sat.) 14:00-19:00
  • Venue: Room 301 (Seminar Room), ILCAA
  • Language: Japanese
  • Hiroki ISHIKAWA (ILCAA)
    “Preliminary Report on the Agricultural Reports of Cameroon during the French Colonial Period”
    All members
    Discussion about Publication of Results

The 3rd meeting Report (Japanese)(107KB)

  • Date/Time: 29 March 2014 (Sat.) 13:30-19:00
  • Venue: Room 302 (Small Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Language: Japanese
  • Yuichiro FUJIOKA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kinki University)
    “Changes in Safety Nets for Food Security under Climatic Disasters in Northern Namibia”
    All members
    Discussion about Publication of Results

The 2nd meeting Report (Japanese)(76KB)

  • Date/Time: 22 December 2013 (Sun.) 14:00-19:30
  • Venue: Room 302 (Small Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Language: Japanese
  • Discussion about Publication of Results
  • Publication Plan 1. Hiroki ISHIKAWA
    “Food and Agriculture in African History”
    Publication Plan 2. Tadasu TSURUTA
    “Indigenous Agricultural Revolution in Africa”

The 1st meeting Report (Japanese)(137KB)

  • Date/Time: 13 July 2013 (Sat.) 13:30-16:30 (closed meeting), 18:00‐19:30 (open meeting, Registration is required.)
  • Language: Japanese
  • Jointly sponsored by Field+ Editors
  • 13:30-16:30 (closed meeting)
  • Venue: Room 301 (Seminar Room), ILCAA
  • All member
    Explanation by Coordinator & Discussion about the Research Plan
  • 18:00‐19:30 (open meeting, Registration is required.)
  • FIELD+cafe
  • Venue: Salon de Fuzanbo Folio Fuzanbo Building B1, Kanda Jimbocho1-3, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
  • Takeshi FUJIMOTO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of Toyama)
    “On Sour Food Culture in Ethiopia: Based on the Fieldwork among Mountainous Societies”
    Shun ISHIYAMA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)
    “The Sahara is not Barren. People's Knowledge on Dates: Report from a Small Oasis in Algeria”

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