Jun Borras


Saturnino 'Jun' M Borras Jr. is a Filipino political activist and academic who has been deeply involved in rural social movements in the Philippines and internationally since the early 1980s. He was part of the core organising team that established the international peasant movement La Via Campesina and has written extensively on land issues and agrarian movements. He is currently a Professor of Agrarian Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, Adjunct Professor at China Agricultural University, Beijing; a Fellow for Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy in California, and the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Peasant Studies.


Areas of expertise:

Rural social movements; food sovereignty


National Book Award (Social Sciences) in Philippines, 2009