Research brief: Gender equality and the right to food in contexts of agricultural commercialization

The first research brief of the Demeter project published by Joanna Bourke-Martignoni is now available ! The brief summarizes key issues connected to agricultural commercialization from a human rights perspectives with a focus on the right to food and gender equality. Speaking to two goals of the Sustainable Development Agenda, it aims to provide policy…

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Conference: Frontiers of Neoliberal Globalization: Gender in Agriculture and Food Security

Elisabeth Prügl reported first results from her analysis of international discourse on gender in agriculture and food security at the Annual Meetings of the Swiss Political Science Association in St. Gallen on January 12, 2017. Her paper entitled Frontiers of Neoliberal Globalization: Gender in Agriculture and Food Security examines 32 reports, working papers, and briefs…

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Workshop: Commemoration of international human rights day in Southern Cambodia

By Saba Joshi. On 12 December 2016, I had the unique opportunity to participate in a workshop organized in Sihanoukville, in Southern Cambodia by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) called “10th December Academy” to commemorate international human rights day. RWI’s Phnom Penh office organizes the “10 December Academy” annually in different parts of Cambodia, to…

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Research: Empowering women through large-scale land acquisitions?

By Kristina Lanz How does a large-scale land acquisitions (LSLA) for agriculture affect the local food system (production, processing, distribution, consumption)? How are access to land and natural resources and related income-generating activities affected and re-distributed? Who are the winners and losers of large-scale land acquisitions and what strategies do the various local people adopt…

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Ghana NEWSFLASH: Fulani Menace

Recently, Ghana’s News Outlets are vividly reporting on continued conflicts between Ghanaian farmers and pastoralists from Niger, Bukina Faso or Mali at Agogo, Ashanti Region. The conflict has been ongoing for about two years but remains unresolved. Farmers are complaining that the illegal pastoralists’ cattle is destroying their farms and depleting water bodies. Ghana News…

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