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)
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
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
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
Author: Dr. Christine Frison (University of Antwerp) [Editors’ Note: This Blog first appeared on CTA Spore. We thank the author for sharing her thoughts on the IUC FLF Blog] Should we pay to use global genetic diversity? To this straightforward question there is no simple answer. However, I will oversimplify my thoughts and reply in a direct manner. To understand the question and how I … Continue reading A Question of Value: Should We Pay to Use Global Genetic Diversity?
The course started off by recalling some key features of how food provisioning was governed in a few ‘pre-modern’ and/or non-Western societies and reviewing the history of global food governance through two lenses: first, its institutional process and, second, the food regime analysis, that looks at the evolution of food governance with particular reference to the way world capitalism has organized world agricultures in function … Continue reading Food Governance Module – Prof. Olivier De Schutter and Nora McKeon