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    Land & Sovereignty in the Americas: Monica White, Detroit, MI

    23 July 2013
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    Monica White on the complex relationships and demographic changes in urban gardening and farming movement across Detroit.

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    Land & Sovereignty in the Americas: Alberto Alonso-Fredejas, Guatemala

    05 August 2013
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    Alberto Alonso-Fredejas on the narrative contexts in which land grabs are presented and legitimized, and how such activities lead to questions around capital, labor and community relations.

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    Closing speech 'Food Sovereignty' 2013

    20 January 2014
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    Eric Holt-Giménez, Food First Director, gives the closing speech at Yale's Conference 'Food Sovereignty' a critical dialogue, September 2013.

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    Right to food is the path to a democratic life- 'Food Sovereignty' 2013

    20 January 2014
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    James Scott, co-director of Yale Agrarian Studies Program, talks of how the secure access to food is a pre-condition to all other human rights. Without secure access to food people will allow encroachment of their rights by the people who do control food.

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    Community empowerment at the heart of food sovereignty in Detroit

    20 January 2014
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    Malik Yakini of Detroit Black Community Food Security Network talks of the challenges the population of Detroit faces.

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    Agroecology as the answer to many global problems

    20 January 2014
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    While attending 'Food Sovereignty' 2013, Paul Nicholson of Vía Campesina talks how, for future developments, agroecology is the best answer to the big global challenges the world faces.

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    Food sovereignty as guideline in West Africa

    20 January 2014
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    Mamadou Goita of Roppa, West Africa Farmers' Alliance discusses how food sovereignty as guideline for governments will help face the realities and challenges of farmers today and tomorrow.

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    A sceptical voice of food sovereignty

    20 January 2014
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    Henry Bernstein explains why he finds the big concept of food sovereignty lesser then the sum of its parts and how it does not constitute a coherent view of al the nuances and strength that one can find in the field.

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    The global peasants voice

    20 January 2014
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    Farmer Bob Saint Peter, Food for Maine's Future, states how the origins of food sovereignty are very old and has resonated for a long time and now brought together a global peasants voice.

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    Local actors and ecological systems will provide food sovereignty

    22 January 2014
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    Jan van der Ploeg explains why peasant-agriculture, with it's unique combination of the social and the natural, has the potential to feed the world population.

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    Growing food is nothing new - let's learn from the South

    24 January 2014
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    Meleiza Figueroa says affluent middle-class communities can learn a lot from the Global South about sustainable food systems.

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    Jack Kloppenburg: Food sovereignty A critical dialogue

    21 February 2014
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    Jack Kloppenburg, Professor of Community and Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin Madison introduces the concept of Seed Sovereignty and the Open Source Seed Initiative, and highlights the role of participatory plant breeding in utilizing the creativity of farmers.

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    Harriet Friedmann: Food sovereignty A critical dialogue

    21 February 2014
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    Harriet Friedmann highlights the tension between consumer needs for affordable food and producer needs for sustainable livelihoods, and explores the re-embedding of markets in biosocial context and the transformation of institutions as ways out of this conflict.

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    Jan Douwe van der Ploeg: Food sovereignty A critical dialogue

    21 February 2014
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    Jan Douwe van der Ploeg highlights the centrality of peasant agriculture to Food Sovereignty and tackles the question of whether peasant production can feed a global population of 9-10 billion. He draws on Chayanov’s agrarian economics to illuminate strengths and possibilities of peasant agriculture.

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    Olivier de Schutter: Food sovereignty A critical dialogue

    21 February 2014
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    Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, discusses the 20 year history of the Food Sovereignty movement. Behind the diversity of grassroots initiatives that make up the second generation of food sovereignty activism there is a deep convergence in ideals and a shared analysis of the problems with and alternatives to the current dominant global food system.

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    Paul Nicholson: Food sovereignty A critical dialogue

    21 February 2014
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    Paul Nicholson, farmer from the Basque Country and founding member of La Via Campesina, highlights challenges for the movement today, stressing that LVC is not a static entity or an academic concept, but a bottom-up, dynamic, diverse movement, and an evolving alternative vision of life being presented by peasants to the rest of society.

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    Bina Agarwal: Food sovereignty A critical dialogue

    21 February 2014
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    Bina Agarawal discusses potential contradictions between key elements of food sovereignty, efforts to achieve global food security, and the importance of democratic choice by farmers, using case studies to highlight ways in which farmers’ democratic choice may come into conflict with other aspects of Food Sovereignty’s vision.

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    Teodor Shanin: Food sovereignty A critical dialogue

    21 February 2014
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    Teodor Shanin, president of the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences and Professor Emeritus at the University of Manchester discusses the significance of a historical perspective for understanding the global peasants’ movement La Via Campesina.

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    Todd Holmes: Food sovereignty A critical dialogue

    21 February 2014
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    Todd Holmes asks how to go forward from here, how to balance “the politics of the possible” with “the politics of the practical,” and how to historicize our understanding of the global food system and its alternatives.

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    Phil McMichael: Food sovereignty A critical dialogue

    21 February 2014
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    Phil McMichael, Professor of Development Sociology at Cornell, discusses the attitude towards nature, people, and production that animates many different strains of the food sovereignty movement, in opposition to the current dominant food regime.

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