dr.ir. H (Harro) Maat

dr.ir. H (Harro) Maat

Uniersitair docent

With roots in Science and Technology Studies and the History of Technology, my work focuses on technology, agriculture and development, particularly on socio-technical change in smallholder farming, past and present. Current work looks into the diversity of on-farm applications of the System of Rice Intensification in India. A recent historical project focused on grassroots responses to policy plans and technology introductions as local subversions to colonial cultures. The approach and a variety of cases are presented in a volume co-edited with Sandip Hazareesingh (see the link on the publications page). In a broader sense the interest is in topics such as social agronomy, seed systems, culture&agriculture, food quality and community health.