Land & Resources

A global wave of land and water grabs is concentrating farmland and other food producing resources in the hands of a few, with serious consequences for both rural and urban communities. For an introduction to this issue, download our Food First Issue Primer on Land & Resources

Global Quinoa and Andean Foodways Part 2

Blog | Fabiana Li and Claudia Urdanivia | Jul 23, 2020

Cover image: Farmer cleaning quinoa. Photo by Claudia Urdanivia The following is the second part of a two-part report on…

Global Quinoa and Andean Foodways

Blog | Fabiana Li and Claudia Urdanivia | Jul 16, 2020

Cover photo: Field of potatoes that will be seeded with quinoa the following season. Photo by Fabiana Li.  Variously advertised…

Who, What, and How Much Is Essential?

Blog | Tony VanWinkle | Jun 22, 2020

Every other year I teach a course titled, “Security, Sovereignty, and Justice in the Global Food System” at a small,…

Can Radical Researchers Get Their Act Together?

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | Alastair Iles, Annie Shattuck, Antonio Roman-Alcalá, Erik Hazard, Garrett Graddy-Lovelace, M. Jahi Chappell and Maywa Montenegro | Mar 26, 2020

What does it look like when activist-scholars, embedded in academic institutions that foster a culture of individualism and competition, work to collectivize their efforts and support social movements fighting for systemic change?

Scaling Agroecology from the Bottom up: Six Domains of Transformation

Academic Publication | Backgrounders & Issue Brief | Colin R. Anderson, Csilla Kiss, Janneke Bruil, M. Jahi Chappell and Michel P. Pimbert | Feb 21, 2020

How can agroecology be advanced, amplified, scaled up and out? In each context, there are enabling and disabling conditions that shape the potential for agroecology to be scaled. This Food First Issue Brief identifies six ‘domains of transformation’ that are essential to consider in agroecology transformations.