The most recent issue of the flagship IDS publication the IDS Bulletin examines different perspectives on power in food systems, and the web of actors, relationships, activities, and institutions that play a major role in shaping them: The political economy of food. The Bulletin concludes that ‘We must first better understand power at its different levels, forms, and spaces, and then use this understanding in order to transform food systems via equitable processes which work towards the interests of all.’ Equity is at the heart of sustainable food systems, yet in reality is rarely considered in the mesh of decisions taken by disparate food system actors.
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This seminar will presented key themes of the IDS Bulletin, and reflect on implications for food equity. This IDS Members’ Seminar is also the first in a forthcoming series of Food Equity Seminars, which will cover topics including Food and Brexit, and Human Rights in Food and Nutrition, later in 2019.
Jody Harris, Institute of Development Studies. An introduction to the Bulletin and to our new series of Food Equity seminars
Desmond McNeil, University of Oslo and IPES-Food. Can Power Analysis Change the World?
Patta Scott-Villiers, Institute of Development Studies (by video). Purchasing and Protesting: Power from Below in the Global Food Crisis
Nicholas Nisbett, Institute of Development Studies.Building a Sustainable Food City in Brighton and Hove: A Collective Approach