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    Large-Scale Land Acquisitions and Social Conflict in Africa

    • Kai Thaler
    01 January 2013
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    As foreign governments and corporations lease and purchase large tracts of arable land across the globe, in Africa, such large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs) or ‘land grabs’ have allegedly provided the grievance behind protests, riots, coups, and other conflict from Mali to Madagascar.

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    The Developmental State and Food Sovereignty in Tanzania

    01 January 2013
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    Tanzania has been experiencing different periods of food shortages mainly because of insufficient food production. While the country has an undisputable potential for food production, the state and its development partners such the World Bank, believe that the unsustainable peasant food production is the main cause of the food crisis.

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    Culturally appropriate food

    • Devon Sampson, Chelsea Wills
    01 January 2013
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    One way that food sovereignty challenges conventional notions of food security is by insisting that culture is and should be part of food systems. Many definitions of food sovereignty assert a right to “culturally appropriate” food, but who decides what is culturally appropriat?

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    Farmers’ Rights & Food Sovereignty

    • Karine Preschard
    01 January 2013
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    Farmers’ access to and rights over seeds are the very pillars of agriculture, and thus represent an essential component of food sovereignty.

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    Beyond the Minimally Adequate Diet

    • Maggie Dickinson
    01 January 2013
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    Re-framing food sovereignty in the urban U.S. means grappling with the messy politics of consumption in ways that put poor consumers and urban poverty at the center of our analysis.

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    Maize as sovereignty

    • Liz Fitting
    01 January 2013
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    In this conference paper, I consider some of the strengths and weaknesses of the food sovereignty (FS) approach based on my research among anti-GM activists in Colombia and Mexico.

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    We Are Not All the Same

    • Clara Mi Young Park, Ben White, Julián Quintero
    01 January 2013
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    The vision of food sovereignty calls for radical changes in “agricultural, political and social systems related to food”. These changes also entail addressing inequalities and asymmetries of power in gender relations.

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    The New American Farmer

    • Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern
    01 January 2013
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    This paper draws on ethnographic research conducted in the Central Coast of California and the Northern Neck of Virginia, where a significant number of Mexican farmworkers are in the process of transitioning to small-scale family-run farm owner/operators, despite race and ethnicity based discrimination.

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    How to Build Food Sovereignty

    • A Haroon Akram-Lodhi
    01 January 2013
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    Around the world, rural social movements and urban food activist-citizens have proposed that food sovereignty has the potential to be the foundation of an alternative food system that can transcend the deep-seated social, economic and ecological contradictions of the global food economy.

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    Feast and Famine

    • Enrique C. Ochoa
    01 January 2013
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    This paper explores how recent Mexican food policies have spurred the growth of three large transnational food corporations while at the same time leaving more than 20 million Mexicans in nutritional poverty with little access to their traditional staples and ways of life.

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    Historicizing Food Sovereignty

    • Philip McMichael
    01 January 2013
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    To historicize food sovereignty is to situate it: first, as a strategic countermovement in/of the food regime; and second, by historicizing the food regime itself to identify the shifting terrain of food sovereignty politics.

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    Gold for Export? … or Water & Food for Life?

    • John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    01 January 2013
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    With the rapid expansion of gold mining, social movements in many countries have gathered force to oppose the mining. Environmental concerns have been central to this opposition. But the opposition has grown into a larger critique of “what is development?” posing corporate-led export growth against peasant-led local agriculture.

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    Achieving Mexico’s Maize Potential

    • Antonio Turrent Fernández, Timothy A. Wise, Elise Garvey
    01 January 2013
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    Once the poster child for free trade, Mexico is now better known for its failures, among them the loss of the country’s food sovereignty. Rising agricultural prices, combined with growing import dependence, have driven Mexico’s food import bill over $20 billion per year and increased its agricultural trade deficit.

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    Peasant-driven agricultural growth and food sovereignty

    • Jan Douwe van der Ploeg
    01 January 2013
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    The concept of food sovereignty represents an important theoretical and practical challenge. The political economy of agriculture can only take this gauntlet by developing a better understanding of the processes of agricultural growth. Without such an understanding it is difficult to address the issue of food sovereignty.

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    Risk and Blame in the Anthropocene

    • Jesse Ribo
    01 January 2013
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    Climate change and climate-change policies affect food security. Vulnerabilities, however, do not just fall from the sky. Vulnerability is not an attribute of changing hazards. It is produced and reproduced through social and political-economic relations on the ground.

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    “Like gold with yield”

    • Madeleine Fairbairn
    01 January 2013
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    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.

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    Financialization, Distance and Global Food Politics

    • Jennifer Clapp
    01 January 2013
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    This paper provides a new perspective on the political implications of intensified financialization in the global food system.

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    Rural Social Movements and Diálogo de Saberes

    • Peter Rosset, Maria Elena Martinez-Torres
    01 January 2013
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    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.

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

    • Annette Aurélie Desmarais, Hannah Wittman
    01 January 2013
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    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.

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    Food Sovereignty: A skeptical view

    • Henry Bernstein
    01 January 2013
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    This paper attempts to identify and assess some of the key elements that ‘frame’ Food Sovereignty.

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