Tue 29 Nov 2016

Roundtable Discussion: December 1, 2016, 17:00, ZK/U Berlin

Lynne Davis (Landworkers Alliance, Bristol, Großbritannien), Benjamin Luig (Koordination Dialogprogramm Ernährungssouveränität, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Johannesburg, Südafrika), Prof. Dr. Sony Pellissery (National Law School of India University, Bangalore, Indien) und Prof. Dr. Cornelia Reiher (Graduate School of East Asian Studies, Freie Universität Berlin)
Jan Urhahn (INKOTA-netzwerk, Berlin)

Being an essential and enjoyable part of our lives, food also means big business. Powerful agricultural corporations are increasingly taking control over our food as well as investing significant resources in order to dominate the debate about the future of agriculture and food. At the same time, people around the world are striving for alternatives to the current food system. Events like global food crises, the rush for land or the negotiation of free trade agreements behind closed doors have spurred transregional alliances between activists, organized civil society and critically engaged academics.

We ask: To what extent can the alliances between activists, organised civil society and critically engaged academics challenge the current food system? And, how can these alliances be used fruitfully in collaborative projects of knowledge production?

This public event inaugurated the workshop »Envisioning the Future of Food Across North–South Divides: Trans-regional Food Networks and Movements« that was held from 2 to 3 December 2016 at the Forum Transregionale Studien and that was organized by Sarah Ruth Sippel (Universität Leipzig), Nicolette Larder (University of New England), Cornelia Reiher (Freie Universität Berlin) and Felipe Roa-Clavijo (University of Oxford) in cooperation with the Forum.

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