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Food system value chains

by Fabiano Escher , Sergio Schneider in 2016

In BICAS Working Paper n.7, we presented a comprehensive Polanyian-Gramscian approach, intending to capture the ‘double movement’ between hegemonic forces of commodification and globalization of agrifood systems and counter-hegemonic forces driving the emerging rural development dynamics, both...

by Xing Yang , Shuji Hisano in 2016

This paper examines the evolving tendency of Financialization of China’s agriculture. While focusing on the role of private equity, agribusiness companies and local governments, it seeks to shed light on the underlying elements and the modus operandi that explain the surge of corporate capital...

by Tijo Salverda in 2016

This article analyses the interactions between corporations involved in agro-extractivism and a counter-movement concerned about their practices. This counter-movement, which groups together various critics such as NGOs, local communities, peasant movements, activist scholars and journalists,...

by CFS Bulletin, A publication of the International Institute for Sustainable Development in 2016

The 43rd session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 43) convened from 17-21 October 2016, at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN, in Rome, Italy. Approximately 1,200 participants attended the session, which addressed: sustainable food systems,...

Working Paper 44
by Caroline Skinner, Gareth Haysom in 2016

This paper aims to review what is currently known about the role played by the informal sector in general and informal retailers in particular, in the accessibility of food in South Africa. The review seeks to identify policy relevant research gaps. Drawing on Statistics South Africa data, we...

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