Envisioning the Future of Food Across North-South Divides: Transregional Food Networks and Movements
Forum Transregionale Studien & Max Weber Stiftung
|Publication Date||March 2017|
|Publisher||TRAFO Blog for Transregional Research|
Michaela Böhme & Felicitas Sommer
How should food production and consumption be organized? Powerful corporations promoting agro-industrialist approaches to food and food security hold not only substantial power in the food system, they also increasingly control the debates about the future of agriculture and food. At the same time, people around the world are striving to find alternatives to the current food system. Driven by the goal to reconfigure the way food and agriculture are organized within society, a wide array of alternative food movements and networks have been emerging in recent years. While all such movements aim at reshaping the way food production and consumption are organized within society, the interlinkages and alliances between these groups building alternatives to the current food system all over the world have rarely been addressed in research.
The two-day workshop “Envisioning the Future of Food Across North-South Divides: Transregional Food Networks and Movements” (1–3 December 2016) at the Forum for Transregional Studies in Berlin explored the transregional interlinkages and emerging synergies between food movements around the world. The workshop was jointly organized by the Forum for Transregional Studies and the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199: “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition” at the University of Leipzig.
For the entire workshop report, see Trafo Blog, Link.