The West-African Caravan for land, water and seeds: a bottom up initiative by local communities to reclaim food sovereignty

Author: Lidia Mahillon, FLF Student. This article was submitted as fulfilment of the module on Food Governance for the Master of Research in Food, Law and Finance of the IUC.   As Europeans, we seldom hear of African agriculture in positive terms in mainstream media. Farmers from the sub-Saharan continent are often portrayed as either passive or lacking cohesion in their social movements – which … Continue reading The West-African Caravan for land, water and seeds: a bottom up initiative by local communities to reclaim food sovereignty

Video + Article – RECLAIM CONTROL: THE REVIVAL OF THE COMMONS AND FOOD DEMOCRACY

On January 26th, 2017 the inauguration of the new Master of Research in Food Law and Finance of the International University College of Turin (IUC) filled the tremendously beautiful Circolo dei Lettori, located in an old Palazzo of the 18th century. The attendance was such that people had to stand to be able to hear the speeches of Olivier De Schutter (former UN Special Rapporteur … Continue reading Video + Article – RECLAIM CONTROL: THE REVIVAL OF THE COMMONS AND FOOD DEMOCRACY