Are Human Rights an Appropriate Tool for Food Governance?

Author: Carol Choi, FLF M.Res student As a push for countries to adopt the right to food as a human right is well underway, I find myself hesitating at the concept of human rights in international governance.  Jessica Almqvist duly notes the “scope of application” (Almqvist, 30) covered by the notion of human rights as applicable to all people.  It’s in this universality that gives … Continue reading Are Human Rights an Appropriate Tool for Food Governance?

Interview with Stefano Liberti on his latest book ‘I Signori del Cibo’ (ITA)

The students of the International Master in Food, Law and Finance dialogue with Stefano Liberti, the author of the book ‘I Signori del Cibo’ where he analyses four food chains and their hidden areas: tomato paste; pork meat; soy-beans and tuna fish. In the interview, he introduces the main elements of the book and also engages with possible solutions. Continue reading Interview with Stefano Liberti on his latest book ‘I Signori del Cibo’ (ITA)

IUC Founder Ugo Mattei receives the Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of The Commons

The International University College of Turin’s Founder, Professor Ugo Mattei, is the Senior Scholar winner of the prestigious 2017 international ELINOR OSTROM AWARD ON COLLECTIVE GOVERNANCE OF THE COMMONS. The Award, created to honor and develop the legacy of Elinor Ostrom, aims to promote the work of practitioners, young and senior scholars involved in the field of the commons. According with Ostrom´ s legacy, the … Continue reading IUC Founder Ugo Mattei receives the Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of The Commons

Peter Rosset – IUC Lecture: Organization and Social Process in Taking Agroecology to a Territorial Scale (28/04/2017)

Numerous scientific studies and empirical experiences around the world have shown that peasant and family farm-based agroecological approaches are superior to industrial agriculture. Yet the challenge remains of how to bring agroecology to scale, so that it is practised by ever more families, over ever larger territories. This lecture points to the need to prioritize social science approaches and self-study by rural movements, to draw … Continue reading Peter Rosset – IUC Lecture: Organization and Social Process in Taking Agroecology to a Territorial Scale (28/04/2017)

Meeting with Eugenio Sapora, CEO of La Ruche Qui Dit Oui!-L’Alveare Che Dice Si! Italy

Author: Daniela Ueda, FLF student. A network that connects directly farmers and consumers for the sale of seasonal and local produce. That’s the soul of “L’Alveare che dice Sì!”, which aims at promoting a fair and sustainable production and distribution model. Consumers order online from a range of fresh local produce that varies weekly. They collect their produce directly from the farmers and producers once … Continue reading Meeting with Eugenio Sapora, CEO of La Ruche Qui Dit Oui!-L’Alveare Che Dice Si! Italy

Hilal Elver, ecofeminist and current UN Rapporteur on the Right to Food, joins the IUC faculty

Reinforcing connections with the UN family, Hilal Elver will join the IUC faculty members starting next year. The current United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food will give an interesting module connecting Human Rights, the UN framework and the feminist approach to food. Right to adequate food is a cross-cutting discipline that involves environmental, economic as well as social challenges. Women face significant … Continue reading Hilal Elver, ecofeminist and current UN Rapporteur on the Right to Food, joins the IUC faculty

H9:30 CET – Livestream – Food as a Commons

Food as Commons – Dialogue for a Commons Food Policy #FoodCommons #IUCommons #EUCommons #CommonsFoodPolicy FOLLOW THE LIVESTREAM HERE BELOW: if you face some audio problems, open the page with Youtube. We are doing our best to guarantee a good quality connection. Comment and ask questions via Twitter: @iuctorino Tag: #FoodCommons #IUCommons #EUCommons #CommonsFoodPolicy Click here for Programme and full list of participants More info: http://www.iuctorino.it/studies/m-res Food, … Continue reading H9:30 CET – Livestream – Food as a Commons