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Inclusion and diversity amidst convergence

In this short video lecture, Jessica Duncan reflects on how the global food sovereignty movement manages the contradictory goals of inclusion and diversity and why categories – like women and youth –  matter, until they do not. This links to recent publications (available open access): Duncan, J. Claeys, P. et al. (2019) Scholar-activists in an expanding European food sovereignty movement.

Constituencies in 500 words

Constituencies Constituencies are broadly defined as groups of people with shared interests (Oxford English Dictionary 2017). In the global food sovereignty movement (GFSM), the concept has been used to identify and distinguish between groups of people with distinct identities and lived realities, but also distinct roles and responsibilities. Constituencies typically designate distinct groups of food producers, such as pastoralists, fishers,


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