Hunger, Food and (Agroecological) Alternatives
A day long colloquium
Today, a billion people live in hunger. Can we feed the world and achieve economic development while conserving ecosystems and improving the livelihoods of peasants and the rural poor?
How do we understand and tackle the interlinked agrarian and environmental crises? What types of policies create sustainable development that guarantees justice, equality and autonomy for poor and marginalized communities? What types of food movements have emerged and why, and with what challenges?
These are some of the questions that will be addressed in the Critical Agrarian Studies (CAS) Colloquium No. 3 at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague on 12 December 2011. Co-organized by the Transnational Institute (TNI), the Initiatives in Critical Agrarian Studies (ICAS) and the Land Deal Politics Initiatives (LDPI), the Colloquium brings together some of the world’s leading radical thinkers and activists around the issues of food and the future of farming, namely, Olivier de Schutter, Frances Moore Lappé, Miguel Altieri, Jan Douwe van der Ploeg, Eric Holt-Gimenez, Robin Broad and Tony Weis. The event will continue the emerging tradition of the CAS Colloquium: engaged, serious, but fun. Free snacks, lunch, and drinks. But you need to register before 30 November through icas[at]iss.nl.
Download the powerpoint presentations from some of our speakers:
- The Meat of the Global Food Crisis - Tony Weis
- Convergence in Diversity:Food Movements and the transformation of our food systems - Eric Holt-Gimenez
- The Construction of New Markets: China, Brazil and the EU - Jan Douwe van der Ploeg