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This weekend I am attending a social media bootcamp (#CFS43SMB, for those of you on twitter) hosted by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and the Global Forum for...

Climate change, agriculture and food security What is the evidence that climate change is affecting food security and agriculture? What should governments, farmers and food producers do in order to facilitate...

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) will meet next week in Rome for its 43rd session.  It is thus rather good timing that a new paper on the CFS has just been published in the Review of International Studies.  The paper, written by Josh Brem-Wilson, Research Fellow, Coventry University, is called "La Vía Campesina and the UN Committee on World Food Security: Affected publics and institutional dynamics in the nascent transnational public sphere"
Please note that while the following may seem a bit off track, a bit different from the normal postings on this blog, agrarian reform is a fundamental component of the Colombian peace agreement. It is also a key moment in history that we need to be paying attention too. Congrats on publishing this, Felipe!

After a lifetime of conflict, we Colombians have a chance to vote for peace

This piece was originally published on The Conversation by Felipe Roa-Clavijo, University of Oxford On October 2, the Colombian people will vote in a referendum to approve or reject the peace agreement their government has signed with the FARC, a revolutionary left-wing guerilla movement. Many Colombians have waited their whole lives for a chance like this – and me among them.

A new report on “Non‐judicial grievance mechanisms in land‐related disputes in Sierra Leone”,  has just recently been released. The report was produced in collaboration between FAO and Namati under the project...

UPDATE: UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.   The Wageningen University Gender & Diversity working group presents a lunch-time lecture on Gender Dilemmas in Sustainable Development by Dr Wendy Harcourt Date: Wednesday, October 12 Time: 12:30-13:30 Place: C68,...