This year the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) is meeting in September in Oslo, Norway. We have a great session planned on "The politics of food governance". Deadline to submit abstracts is February 15th. To submit an abstract you do need to sign up on the ECPR website . You will get there directly if you click on "propose a paper". If you submit, please indicate which panel you would like to be a part of (listed below). Hope to see you in Oslo! 69. Session description: During this conference we welcome panels and papers that critically analyze the struggle for power at the global level in relation to food governance. Since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, especially Goal 2 which aims to eradicate hunger, many public and private players have been engaged in a benevolent and concerted action to reach the goals in 2030. At the same time international markets are globalizing leaving smallholders and other food producers as price takers, leaving them increasingly vulnerable and dependent. Organized (EU) farmers are also seriously affected by the globalization of food governance and the liberalization of the world markets. And all together it results in a complex power dynamic between emancipating smallholder social movements, resiliency-testing farmers from the EU, power/profit seeking multinationals, NGOs and governments.

With my colleague and friend Monika Agarwal, I have just published a short article in the magazine Farming Matters on the pastoralist parliaments in Guajart, India.  In the article we write: In India, pastoralists...

In October over 500 people from across  Europe gathered in Romania for five days to multiply food sovereignty platforms across the continent. The Dutch Delegation was followed by a professional filmmaker...