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Webinar Series: Agrarian Conversations, Episode 2, Global food regimes and China

Wednesday 28 April 2021 at 15:00-16:30 (CET)

PLAAS invites you to the webinar series: Agrarian Conversations, Episode 2, Global food regimes and China.

Speakers and panelists include:

Co-Chairs: Ruth Hall, PLAAS; Katie Sandwell, TNI.

Please register here.

The second episode in Agrarian Conversations webinar series will be on “Global food regimes and China”.  What relationship does China have to current food regime transitioning, with the changing geographies of production, circulation and consumption of global food commodities, and the growng significance of agroecological farming? Does China’s deepening international presence portend a new form of food regime hegemony? And what might that look like? If so, what are the implications of such changing dynamics for local, national, and international political struggles for a fairer and kinder agro-food system? The webinar will be in English, Spanish, French and Mandarin.

The webinar has a conversational format: initial short inputs from the speakers and panelists, followed by a much longer plenary Q&A. To allow for a dynamic conversational format, we provide a background paper for the webinar that we hope participants will be able to read before the event. For this episode, the (free access) background paper is: McMichael, P. (2020). Does China’s ‘going out’strategy prefigure a new food regime?. Journal of Peasant Studies, 47(1), 116-154.

For the recording of the first episode on pastoralism, click here.

The AC webinar series is a collective initiative by: Journal of Peasant Studies, Collective of Agrarian Scholar-Activists in the South (CASAS), PLAAS at University of the Western Cape, Transnational Institute (TNI), Young African Researchers in Agriculture (YARA), Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC), Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI), Initiatives in Critical Agrarian Studies (ICAS), PASTRES at IDS Sussex, and RRUSHES-5 at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague