Reports & Briefings

Life in a Shrimp Zone

Kasia Paprocki & Jason Cons
January 2013

What are the class-differentiated implications of food sovereignty in a zone of ecological crisis—Bangladesh’s coastal Khulna district? Much land in this deltaic zone that had previously been employed for various forms of peasant production has been overrun and transformed by the introduction of brackish-water shrimp aquaculture.

Food sovereignty in Ecuador

January 2013

What is the impact of collective actions for the institutionalization of the principles of food sovereignty in Ecuador?

Institutionalizing Food Sovereignty in Ecuador

Karla Peña
January 2013

As one of the first nations to incorporate food sovereignty as a constitutional right, Ecuador is an interesting case study to further our understanding of the food sovereignty conceptual framework.

Food Regimes, Race and The Coloniality of Power

Shoshana Devra Perrey
January 2013

This paper centers the food regime as a critical tool for understanding state hegemony, and invokes the introduction of racial categorization to further extend the powerful role of states’ formations historically.

Food Sovereignty: A skeptical view

Henry Bernstein
January 2013

This paper attempts to identify and assess some of the key elements that ‘frame’ Food Sovereignty.

What Place for International Trade in Food Sovereignty?

Kim Burnett & Sophia Murphy
January 2013

International agricultural commodity trade is central to the livelihoods of millions of farmers across the globe, and to most countries’ food security strategies. Yet global trade policies are contributing to food insecurity and are undermining livelihoods.

Farmers, Foodies & First Nations: Getting to Food Sovereignty in Canada

Annette Aurélie Desmarais & Hannah Wittman
January 2013

This article explores the various meanings of food sovereignty developed by distinct actors in Canada to better understand existing challenges, tensions, convergences and divergences in developing a national movement for food sovereignty.

Rural Social Movements and Diálogo de Saberes

Peter Rosset & Maria Elena Martinez-Torres
January 2013

While many contemporary rural social movements once argued for increased industrial farming inputs and machinery for their members, the past few years have seen an accelerating shift toward the promotion of agroecology as an alternative to the so-called Green Revolution.

Financialization, Distance and Global Food Politics

Jennifer Clapp
January 2013

This paper provides a new perspective on the political implications of intensified financialization in the global food system.

“Like gold with yield”

Madeleine Fairbairn
January 2013

Since 2007, capital markets have acquired a newfound interest in agricultural land as a portfolio investment. This phenomenon is examined through the theoretical lens of financialization.