ICAS The Initiatives in Critical Agrarian Studies (ICAS) is a community of like-minded scholars, development practitioners and activists from different parts of the world who are working on agrarian issues. It is based at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, Netherlands.

RC40 is the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Sociology of Agriculture and Food. Its objectives are
to promote and encourage scientific analysis of the social organization of agriculture and food systems; organization of the substantive content of the RC40 sessions of the quadrennial meetings of the ISA World Congress of Sociology; organization of additional international meetings.

The Institute of Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies Research, policy engagement, teaching & training about the dynamics of chronic poverty & structural inequality in Southern Africa, focusing on agro-food systems

The Land Deal Politics Initiative  promotes ‘engaged research’ on the recent explosion of (trans) national commercial and corporation-driven land transactions. The focus of the research is the politics of land deals based on detailed field-based research and policy-oriented donor and NGO-led reviews, priamarily in Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America.

Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi) Institutions of collective action and property rights influence how people use and manage natural resources, and subsequently affect the condition of natural resource systems. The CGIAR Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi) addresses these issues through an inter-center initiative involving all 15 of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) centers and over 400 national agricultural research institutes and universities in developing and industrialized countries.

The Program in Agrarian Studies at Yale is an experimental, interdisciplinary effort to reshape how a new generation of scholars understands rural life and society. Our basic goal is to infuse categories of social science research in danger of becoming purely statistical and abstract with the fresh air of popular knowledge and reasoning about poverty, subsistence, cultivation, justice, art, law, property, ritual life, cooperation, resource use, and state action.

The Global Countryside: Rural Change and Development in Globalization (GLOBAL-RURAL)’ is a major research project funded by the European Research Council. The study aims to advance our understanding of the workings and impact of globalization in rural regions through the development and application of new conceptual and methodological approaches.