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Conference report: 6th Critical Agrarian Studies Colloquium

A critical dialogue on food regimes and food regime analysis among the three of the most important scholars in critical agrarian studies and food politics: Henry Bernstein, Philip McMichael and Harriet Friedmann. All three articles recently published in the Journal of Peasant Studies

The State of Land in Europe

While the overall amount of agricultural land in Europe is shrinking, it is also becoming increasingly concentrated in a few large landholdings and in the hands of relatively few big private business entities.

The full infograph and references can be found at: The State of Land in Europe

Conferences organised in Barcelona

Universities and food sovereignty(2013):


Food sovereignty and research(2010):


Presentations in Spanish:


GLOBALIZATION AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY: Global and Local Change in the New Politics of Food

Edited by Peter Andrée, Jeffrey Ayres, Michael J. Bosia, and Marie-Josée Massicotte

University of Tronto Press, February 2014

In recent years, food sovereignty has emerged as a way of contesting corporate control of agricultural markets in pursuit of a more democratic, decentralized food system. The concept unites individuals, communities, civil society organizations, and even states in opposition to globalizing food regimes.

This collection examines expressions of food sovereignty ranging from the direct action tactics of La Vía Campesina in Brazil to the consumer activism of the Slow Food movement and the negotiating stances of states from the global South at WTO negotiations. With each case, the contributors explore how claiming food sovereignty allows individuals to challenge the power of global agribusiness and reject neoliberal market economics.

With perspectives drawn from Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Australia, Globalization and Food Sovereignty is the first comparative collection to focus on food sovereignty activism worldwide.

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