DEMETER project timeline 2015 - 2021

October 2021: Publication

October 2021: Publication

Forum on “Commercializing Agriculture/Reorganizing Gender” in Journal of Peasant Studies

December 2020: Publication

The Right to Food by Joanna Bourke Martignoni

June 2020: Two DEMETER researchers successfully defend their PhD dissertations

March 2020: Second round of Ghana survey

July 2019: Team meeting

July 2019: Public event

June 2019: Scientific event

June 2019: Publication

April 2019: Event

March 2019: Publication

March 2019: Event

Participation in side event on “Exploring the economic and social dimensions of the right to life” during the Human Rights Council.

December 2018: Publication

December 2018: Academic conference

The DEMETER Team in Cambodia organised a panel discussion on “Women’s Rights” during the 4th annual academic conference of the Center for the Study of Humanitarian Law (CSHL) of the Royal University of Law and Economics 15 December 2018 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Further information.

July 2018: Publication

Research brief Gendered Impacts of Land Commercialisation in Cambodia by Saba Joshi

13 March 2018: Outreach

Demeter team organizes a side event entitled “Agricultural Commercialisation, the Right to Food and Gender Equality: Exploring Linkages” at the UN Commission on the Status of Women NGO Forum.

4-7 June 2018: Scaling-up workshop

DEMETER team at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa for a scaling-up workshop and a public event aiming at creating dialogue with scholars in Ethiopia and communicating with international and national stakeholders

5-8 September 2017: Conference

Dzodzi Tsikata participates in the keynote debate “Governance of contested natural resources”

DEMETER team at the International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD), Switzerland

March 2017: Publication

First peer-reviewed publication in the DEMETER project: ‘In the forest we had plenty’. Gender, food culture and diet change in rural Cambodia (Kampong Thom Province, 1995-2015) by Fenneke Reysoo and Siny Suon

1 - 4 november 2016

1-4 November 2016: Workshop and site visit in Ghana

October 2016


 Methodology and Coordination Workshop in Ghana.

23 - 28 July 2016

International Political Science Association Meetings in Istanbul

Panel Discussion on:

“Tackling Inequalities in Global Food Governance: Feminist Perspectives.”

May - October 2016

Livelihood Surveys with 600 – 650 households per country.

Feburary 2016


First Round of Field Research in Ghana commences.
One of the research teams received support from Prof. Gironde of the Geneva Graduate Institute.

17 January - 6 February 2016

News Article 1 Fenneke Field in Cambodia 

First Round of Field Research in Kampong Thom, Cambodia commences.

11-16 October 2015: Research

Team in Siem Reap before departure to Kampong Thom province for field visit

DEMETER Methodology and Coordination Workshop in Cambodia

7 October 2015

Round Table in cooperation with Geneva Academy: “Peut-on eradique la faim d’ici 2030?”

Watch DEMETER project leader Prof. Prügl’s comment: here

8 September 2015

Right to Food Indicators Workshop
Taking place in Geneva, Switzerland
With participation via web-connection of our country teams in Bolivia, Cambodia, Ghana and Kenya

Bringing together two r4d Food Security projects as both, the DEMETER and Toward Food Sustainability, require innovative thinking on how to evaluate progress on the implementation of the right to food.

March 2015


Demeter Project Kick-Off in Geneva, Switzerland