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A tribute to Jan Douwe van der Ploeg – The walking teacher

On January 26 2017 at 16.00 p.m. Jan Douwe van der Ploeg gave his farewell address ‘The importance of peasant agriculture: a neglected truth’. It was lived broadcasted at WURTV and … Source: A tribute to Jan Douwe van der Ploeg – The walking teacher

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Local Public Policies for Food Sovereignty – A recap of the International Seminar in Donostia, Spain

Originally posted on Food Governance:
By Jordan Treakle This entry is part of a special series of blog posts about the UN’s Committee on World Food Security (CFS): The Future of the CFS? Collectively reflecting on the directions of UN’s…

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Are equity and accountability a likely outcome when foxes and chickens share the same coop? 

Originally posted on Food Governance:
Critiquing the concept of multistakeholder governance of food security[1] By Nora McKeon This entry is part of a special series of blog posts about the UN’s Committee on World Food Security (CFS): The Future of…

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To tackle the post-truth world, science must reform itself

Reposted under Creative Commons licence. See the original piece at The Conversation. To tackle the post-truth world, science must reform itself Andrea Saltelli, University of Bergen and Silvio Oscar Funtowicz, University of Bergen Before Brexit and the US elections, Nature … Continue reading

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Governing food systems in a multi-stakeholder era, an example from Brazil

Originally posted on Food Governance:
Is the Brazilian CONSEA a “multi-stakeholder process” or a platform for participatory politics? By Matheus Zanella This entry is part of a special series of blog posts about the UN’s Committee on World Food Security…

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Book recommendation: Resilience, Development and Global Change

Originally posted on Ideas for Sustainability:
By Joern Fischer I would like to warmly recommend Katrina Brown’s new book entitled “Resilience, development and global change”. I found it a thoughtful, authoritative book that links and transcends several deeply entrenched ideas…

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Food security and biodiversity: presentation at Stockholm Resilience Centre

Originally posted on Ideas for Sustainability:
By Joern Fischer Last month I visited the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Among other things, I gave a talk on our food security and biodiversity research. The resulting video was originally posted on the Resilience…

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The Open Source Seed Initiative

It’s #GivingTuesday! So please use that excuse–or any other–to consider giving to the Open Source Seed Initiative, where I serve as a Board Member. Founded in 2014, the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) is dedicated to maintaining fair and open … Continue reading

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Preliminary findings: Woody plant diversity in cultural landscapes of southwestern Ethiopia

Originally posted on Ideas for Sustainability:
By Girma Shumi and colleagues The following is the first of a series of upcoming summaries of preliminary findings from our ERC funded research. Details are subject to change. Maintaining biodiversity is a global challenge.…

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A Despot in America

Originally posted on African political ecology:
I am despondent and in shock after Tuesday night’s election results in the U.S. I had thought I would wake up Wednesday morning with a narrow Clinton victory and a sense that America had…

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