Simin Fadaee is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester. She is the author of Social Movements in Iran: Environmentalism and Civil Society (2012) and the editor of Understanding Southern Social Movements (2016). She serves as a board member of the Research Committee on Social Classes and Social Movements (RC47) of the International Sociological Association (ISA).
By Simin Fadaee, Open Democracy
Among a number of movements, civil society organisations and campaigns addressing the agrarian crisis and the effects of industrial agriculture in India, the permaculture movement is fast gaining ground among subsistence farmers and proponents of alternative agriculture.