Globalization And Food Sovereignty

Author: Peter Andrée
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442612282
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This collection examines expressions of food sovereignty ranging from the direct action tactics of La Vía Campesina in Brazil to the consumer activism of the Slow Food movement and the negotiating stances of states from the global South at WTO negotiations. With each case, the contributors explore how claiming food sovereignty allows individuals to challenge the power of global agribusiness and reject neoliberal market economics.

Exam Prep For Globalization And Food Sovereignty

Author: David Mason
Editor: Rico Publications
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The Politics Of Food

Author: William D. Schanbacher
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313363285
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A description of the current global food system, this book challenges our ethical responsibility to the global poor and implicates us all for failing to curb global hunger and malnutrition. * Includes citations and references to primary source documents of the United Nations, World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Trade Organization * Offers an index of key terms and themes, such as food security, food sovereignty, and human rights

Human Rights And The Food Sovereignty Movement

Author: Priscilla Claeys
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317645766
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Our global food system is undergoing rapid change. Since the global food crisis of 2007-2008, a range of new issues have come to public attention, such as land grabbing, food prices volatility, agrofuels and climate change. Peasant social movements are trying to respond to these challenges by organizing from the local to the global to demand food sovereignty. As the transnational agrarian movement La Via Campesina celebrates its 20th anniversary, this book takes stock of the movement’s achievements and reflects on challenges for the future. It provides an in-depth analysis of the movement’s vision and strategies, and shows how it has contributed not only to the emergence of an alternative development paradigm but also of an alternative conception of human rights. The book assesses efforts to achieve the international recognition of new human rights for peasants at the international level, namely the 'right to food sovereignty' and 'peasants’ rights'. It explores why La Via Campesina was successful in mobilizing a human rights discourse in its struggle against neoliberalism, and also the limitations and potential pitfalls of using the human rights framework. The book shows that, to inject subversive potential in their rights-based claims rural social activists developed an alternative conception of rights, that is more plural, less statist, less individualistic, and more multi-cultural than dominant conceptions of human rights. Further, they deployed a combination of institutional (from above) and extrainstitutional (from below) strategies to demand new rights and reinforce grassroots mobilization through rights.

Counter Globalization And Socialism In The 21st Century

Author: Thomas Muhr
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135052468
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Framed by critical globalisation theory and David Harvey’s ‘co-revolutionary moments’ as a theory of social change, this book brings together a multi-disciplinary team of researchers to empirically analyse how socialism is being constructed in contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean, and beyond. This book uses the case of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples’ Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) to invite to a re-thinking of resistance to global capitalism and the construction of socialism in the 21st century. Including detailed theory-based ethnographic case studies from Bolivia, Cuba, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Venezuela and the USA, the contributors identify social and structural forces at different levels and scales to illuminate politics and practices at work. Centred around the themes of democracy and justice, and the more general reconfiguration of the state-society relations and power geometries at the local, national, regional and global scales, ALBA and Counter-Globalization is at the forefront in the trend of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of social phenomena of global relevance. Counter-Globalization and Socialism in the 21st Century will be of interest to students and scholars of Latin American politics, global governance, global regionalisms and rising powers.

Food Globalization And Sustainability

Author: Peter Oosterveer
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1849712611
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Food is increasingly traded internationally, thereby transforming the organization of food production and consumption globally and influencing most food-related practices. New concerns are arising, including the environmental impact of food production and trade, animal welfare, the health and safety of food, and the social and economic impact of international food trade. This book provides an overview of the principal conceptual frameworks that have been developed for understanding these changes.

Food Sovereignty And Uncultivated Biodiversity In South Asia

Author: Farhad Mazhar
Editor: Academic Foundation
ISBN: 9788171886142
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The publication explores the meaning of agriculture and guides the reader into new territory, where food, ecology, and culture converge. In the food systems of South Asia, the margin between cultivated and uncultivated biodiversity dissolves through women's day-to-day practice of collecting and cooking food, constituting a feminine landscape. The authors bring this practice to light, and demonstrate the value of food production and consumption systems that are localized rather than globalized.

Globalization And Third World Women

Author: Ligaya Lindio-McGovern
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317126947
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Adopting the notion of 'third world' as a political as well as a geographical category, this volume analyzes marginalized women's experiences of globalization. It unravels the intersections of race, culture, ethnicity, nationality and class which have shaped the position of these women in the global political economy, their cultural and their national history. In addition to a thematically structured and highly informative investigation, the authors offer an exploration of the policy implications which are commonly neglected in mainstream literature. The result is a must have volume for sociological academics, social policy experts and professionals working within non-governmental organizations.

Food Sovereignty

Author: Michael Windfuhr
Editor: Intermediate Technology
ISBN: 9781853396106
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* A practical analysis of the Food Sovereignty framework--the new proposition--by social movements all over the world, for the governance of food, and agriculture. * Provides a useful summary of how the framework has developed and the possible policy constraints to its adoption. The current problems of hunger and malnutrition, as well as rural poverty, have become a priority challenge for international policy, and traditional approaches have failed to address the problems adequately. The latest figures from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization show the number of chronically hungry in developing countries has been increasing at a rate of almost five million per year--from 800 million to 852 million. The "food sovereignty framework" focuses attention on the international organizations (World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, etc.) and the causes of hunger and malnutrition. It focuses on national policies that can be oriented towards reducing rural poverty and eliminating hunger and malnutrition. This ITDG Working Paper describes the development, basic assumptions and underlying analyses of the food sovereignty framework and how it relates to the current problems in rural and agricultural policies, and discusses possible policy constraints to its adoption. It concludes with an encouragement to take the approach seriously and an invitation to join the discussion on the further development of the food sovereignty framework. This is a book for everyone interested in questions related to how to combat hunger and malnutrition as well as rural poverty--non-governmental and civil society organizations, governmental officials, and decisionmakers at the national and international level.

Handbook On The Globalisation Of Agriculture

Author: Guy M. Robinson
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857939831
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This Handbook provides insights to the ways in which globalisation is affecting the whole agri-food system from farms to the consumer. It covers themes including the physical basis of agriculture, the influence of trade policies, the nature of globalis