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How to make “good policy” from “good science”? An agroeco-infodump with Steven Rosenzweig

In other “original content” news, the following conversation on ResearchGate with my co-author Steven Rosenzweig seemed like it might be useful, so I thought I’d give it a (slightly?) larger audience than the comments section for my 2013 conference presentation, The need for … Continue reading

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A (hopefully lasting) return to original content: Big update – The Book is Done!

Hello fine folks of the interwebs– It’s been pretty much nothing but reposts for months now here on Agroecopeople. I have been focusing on finishing a fairly major project! That is, my (first?) book, Beginning to End Hunger: Food and the Environment … Continue reading

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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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