Publications

Is market gardening compatible with food sovereignty?

Paper
Brian Dowd-Uribe, Carla Roncoli, Ben Orlove & Colin T. West
January 2013

An expansion of motorized market gardening is currently occurring throughout West Africa, in the same region where the Nyéléni Declaration was signed in 2007. With greater access to water – made possible by the adoption of diesel-powered water pumps– smallholder farmers have been able to rapidly expand their dry season food production.

Developing tools to assess agri-food systems responses to food sovereignty policies

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Virginia Vallejo-Rojas, Federica Ravera & Marta G. Rivera-Ferre
January 2013

Agri-food systems assessments can be performed following different framings, e.g., official and alternative frames of research, each of them linked to different policy options.

Rethinking investment dynamics: An alternative framework of the global land rush

Paper
January 2013

Despite growing interest in “land grabbing,” the literature remains biased in several key ways, failing to capture the full diversity of land investments that have occurred in the last decade.

Food Sovereignty and the Quinoa Boom in Bolivia

Paper
January 2013

Bolivia has made great strides towards incorporating food sovereignty into its legal framework and political discourse. Nonetheless, tensions remain between the discourse of food sovereignty and how it plays out on the ground

Contested Agrifood Governance

Paper
Christopher M. Bacon
January 2013

The big tent version of fair trade collapsed when Fair Trade USA split from Fairtrade International, a global stakeholder governed network of certification agencies, firms, and representative farmer organizations. Despite protest from fair trade pioneers, smallholder cooperatives , and civil society, Fair Trad e USA developed weaker standards , granting certification to undeserving coffee plantations and unorganized smallholders.

Navigating De- and Re-Peasantisation

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Kathryn DeMaster
January 2013

Characterizing food sovereignty and neoliberal food production ideologies as dichotomous and oppositional, the first as positive and enriching and the second as negative and impoverishing, has given the food sovereignty movement some heuristic heft. However, presenting these two approaches as universal ideal types may overlook the diverse contexts they engage.

Marginalized street food vendors promoting consumption of millets among the urban poor

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Kirit Patel, David Guenther, Kyle Wiebe & Ruth-Anne Seburn
January 2013

While Indian Policy makers have claimed that the number of people leaving below the poverty line has been reduced, a spatial analysis of poverty data reveals that most of the gains achieved have been concentrated within rural areas while the urban poor continue to experience abject poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition.

Southeast Asia Informal Drug Policy Dialogue 2012, Bangkok

Report
December 2012

The 4th GIZ/TNI Southeast Asia Informal Drug Policy Dialogue titled ‘The Future of Alternative Development in Southeast Asia’ took place on 18 and 19 December 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Competing political tendencies in global governance of land grabbing

Paper
Chunyu Wang
December 2012

Three political tendencies have emerged in response to land grabbing that are shaping the global debate and the potential future trajectory of land governance.

The future of Public Enterprises in Latin America and the World

Report
December 2012

An international seminar in Montevideo, co-organised by TNI and the Uruguayan government, shared the latest learning and innovation by state-owned enterprises across Latin America and affirmed their importance as instruments for economic and social development.

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