Dr C. Sathyamala is co-investigator in a new project exploring how digitalising food assistance influences access to food for marginalised populations and its role as a source of power.
The project, ‘Digitalising food assistance: Political economy, governance, and food security effects across the Global North-South divide’, is a three-country case study (Sudan, India and the UK) investigating how digitalising food assistance influences access to food for marginalised populations and its role as a source of power.
The three case study countries were selected to reflect the range of digital food assistance practices used globally and the contrasting political economy, governance and food security environments in which they are operationalized.
This Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) fund is a three-year project in collaboration with the SOAS Food Studies Centre in the UK, the Institute of Human Development (IHD) in India and the University of Khartoum in Sudan.
ISS visiting researcher, Dr C. Sathyamala, is co-investigator on this project, working under the auspices of IHD in India. Professor Thea Hilhorst and Dr Oane Visser of ISS will join the project's steering group.