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    Water Access, Food Sovereignty and Peru’s Water Regime

    • Barbara Deutsch Lynch
    01 January 2013
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    Peru’s water regime is the product of 20 years of negotiations involving the state and non-state actors, the World Bank and the InterAmerican Development Bank. The 2009 water law and the institutions which have been designed to implement it are informed by IWRM discourse.

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    Cultivating Food Sovereignty Where There are Few Choices

    • Teresa Mares, Ph.D., Naomi Wolcott-MacCausland, Jessie Mazar
    01 January 2013
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    Huertas did not begin as a research project, but rather as a grassroots effort to build gardens with Latino/a migrant farm workers on rural dairies in Vermont using donated materials and time. Over four summers it has grown into a larger, more organized food access project.

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    Food Security in a Sovereign State

    • Max Spoor, Natalia Mamonova, Oane Visser, Alexander Nikulin
    01 January 2013
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    In this paper we argue that Russian discourses on and practices of food sovereignty strongly diverge from the global understanding of this concept. We distinguish two approaches to food and agriculture that are crucial for understanding food sovereignty à la Russe.

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    Capitalism in Green Disguise

    • Charalampos Konstantinidis
    01 January 2013
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    Organic farming is often presented as the success story of Rural Development policies in the European Union, having grown from a marginal activity to covering more than 5% of European agricultural land. Even though organic farming is often thought of as small-scale farming, I show that organic farms in Europe display characteristics associated with capitalist agriculture.

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    The ‘non-economy’ and the Radical Dreams of Food Sovereignty

    • Jim Handy
    01 January 2013
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    This article discusses the radical nature of ideas of food sovereignty through an exploration of the history of peasant dispossession under capitalism.

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    The politics of the emerging agro-industrial complex in Asia’s ‘final frontier’

    • Kevin Woods
    01 January 2013
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    Burma's dramatic turn-around from 'axis of evil' to western darling in the past year has been imagined as Asia's 'final frontier' for global finance institutions, markets and capital.

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    From Food Sovereignty to Peasants’ Rights

    • Priscilla Claeys
    01 January 2013
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    The transnational agrarian movement La Via Campesina is known for having successfully mobilized a human rights discourse in its struggle against capitalism and neoliberalism in agricultur.

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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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