Food security

Crash Barriers

for Post-COVID-19 Food and Agricultural SystemsWith chapters on and contributions from Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, India, Italy, the Philippines, Spain, the US, and Zimbabwe Preface When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the chasms in the food and agricultural systems became plain for all to see. But even before COVID-19, the food and agricultural systems were in crisis: millions of people were hungry, there was a loss of biodiversity, climate change impacts were devastating, and labour conditions appalling. So, how do we do things differently to guarantee a different outcome in ...
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Who feeds us in troubled times?

By Soledad Castillero Quesada, social anthropologist
Hands we cannot see, names we do not knowComer: to eat, Spanish, derived from the Latin comedere Etymologically, the prefix com suggests that we should not eat alone. In any language, the verb “to eat” has something of a humanising effect, because human beings cannot exist without eating. The verb expresses an automatic, instinctive action: eating, after all, meets a biological need, yet this need is also bound up in a set of social and cultural aspects that determine what we eat, with whom, when and how much, where our food comes from, and much more ...
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For the coming weeks, RLS Brussels Office will publish clips from colleagues, comrades, and friends from Europe and beyond giving personal impressions of the crisis, the measures, living and coping. Miguel Lovera, agronomist at Heñoi (Center for Studies and Promotion of Democracy, Human Rights and Social and Environmental Sustainability) explains us the connection between the country`s corona virus measures and the precarious food situation in Paraguay.