Interested in critically analysing how local maize relate to the design and implementation of ‘from-below’ agro-ecology and public food policy initiatives? SDC offerst thesis topics in the Mexican state of Tlaxcala with two "from-below" organizations around the following topics: Political processes of local seed protection and conservation (particularly native peasant maize) Systematization of small-farmers organizations’ … Continue reading Thesis vacancy: Local processes of production, mobilisation and consumption of food in rural Mexico.
For decades, North Atlantic-based transnational agribusiness firms have been the most powerful corporate players in the global food system. But over the past several years, Chinese firms have started to challenge their power in terms of market-share, territory, rulemaking, and trade. As the recent US-China Trade War illustrates, internationally traded agricultural commodities are crucially important … Continue reading Thesis/Internship possibility: Agribusiness and Global China
Dutch flood management policy benefits from a varied package of measures consisting of both ‘closed’ and ‘open’ hydrological interventions in the environment. This argument is voiced by Martijn van Staveren and Jeroen Warner, water policy researchers at Wageningen University. In a heavily populated and densely constructed delta such as the Netherlands, flooding can cause enormous … Continue reading Let’s not pin down the delta – NRC Guest Blog by Dr Jeroen Warner