Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

The Political Economy Approach to Food Systems Reform

The political economy approach to food systems steers away both from approaches that focus on biogeochemical flows and the embeddedness of food systems in the biosphere, and from classical economists’ … Continue reading

Tuesday, 18 August 2020 · Leave a comment

Agency and advocacy in the food systems of the majority

Interventions to improve the sustainability and nutrition of food can be misdirected when based on assumptions about people’s priorities and level of knowledge. When citizens have the capacity to act … Continue reading

Friday, 31 July 2020 · Leave a comment

2020 Global Nutrition Report

The report highlights that most countries in the world must now be equipped to fight both sides of malnutrition at the same time.  One in nine people are still hungry … Continue reading

Saturday, 16 May 2020 · Leave a comment

How the urban poor define and measure food security

Urban food security, or its lack, is attracting growing interest in global policy debates. Glaringly missing in these conversations, however, are the voices of the urban poor. To fill this … Continue reading

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 · Leave a comment

Food safety and nutrition for low-income urbanites

Equitable access to healthy food is a critical challenge in urban Asia. Food safety governance promotes modern supermarkets over more traditional markets, but supermarkets are associated with unequal access to … Continue reading

Tuesday, 23 July 2019 · Leave a comment

Public policies for food sovereignty

Food sovereignty is based on the right of peoples to define their own food system and to develop policies on how food is produced, distributed and consumed. It is above … Continue reading

Friday, 5 April 2019 · Leave a comment

Leveraging urban policy for food sovereignty and human rights

This paper considers how urban policy processes might be leveraged to contribute to the realisation of food sovereignty, “understood as the right of peoples to define their own food and … Continue reading

Friday, 1 March 2019 · Leave a comment

The Intersection of Planning, Urban Agriculture, and Food Justice

We draw on a multidisciplinary body of research to consider how planning for urban agriculture can foster food justice by benefitting socioeconomically disadvantaged residents. The potential social benefits of urban … Continue reading

Friday, 9 February 2018 · Leave a comment

Sustainable Food Systems: The Role of the City

This book, by a leading expert in urban agriculture, offers a genuine solution to today’s global food crisis. By contributing more to feeding themselves, cities can allow breathing space for … Continue reading

Friday, 28 April 2017 · Leave a comment