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Critiquing the ‘Double food production’ narrative

Originally posted on Ideas for Sustainability:
There is little doubt that 9-10 billion people will need to be fed during the next few decades. How we do it is open for debate. The research in our group focusses on the…

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New paper: A fresh perspective on food and biodiversity

Originally posted on Ideas for Sustainability:
By Joern Fischer I’m writing to share new paper of ours that just appeared online in Trends in Ecology & Evolution. Following from our earlier work, this is our most concrete attempt yet to…

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Boundary contestation in global food governance: Reflections from CFS43

Originally posted on Food Governance:
By Dr Josh Brem-Wilson 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…

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An underappreciated contributor to Democrats’ losses?

There are many conversations going on about the “populist” surges around the world, their causes, stakes, implications, etc. For all the stories going around regarding the Trump victory and “forgotten” white and rural voters, I haven’t seen this one come … Continue reading

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Combine Good Evidence and Emotional Stories to Change the World

Originally posted on Paul Cairney: Politics & Public Policy:
This is my 2-page pitch for the Political Studies Association’s Total Exposure 2017 event on Thursday: People are too quick to criticise the negative role of ideology, emotion, and manipulation in…

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Why doesn’t evidence win the day in policy and policymaking?

Originally posted on Paul Cairney: Politics & Public Policy:
Politics has a profound influence on the use of evidence in policy, but we need to look ‘beyond the headlines’ for a sense of perspective on its impact. It is tempting…

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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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