Food Sovereignty conference Yale and ISS – 30 videos, 94 papers and 12 JPS articles available

The conference “Food Sovereignty: A Critical Dialogue” was held twice: on 14-15 September 2013 in Yale University, USA, and on 24 January 2014 at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in the Hague. It brought together the world’s leading scholars and activists, both sympathetic and supportive of the idea of food sovereignty, as well as those highly skeptical of the concept. They fostered a critical dialogue on the issue examining its various meanings, interpretations, and political implications.

The Transnational Institute has published 30 video clips from of the presentations held during the conferences at Yale University in September 2013 and at ISS in January 2014.

The combined processes towards the Yale conference and the ISS colloquium, there are now 94 working papers and 3 Discussion Notes. You can download these papers at :

Journal of Peasant Studies: 12 articles available free of charge 

12 papers by Henry Bernstein, Bina Agarwal, Jack Kloppenburg, Phil McMichael, Marc Edelman, Ryan Isakson, Jennifer Clapp, Jan Douwe van der Ploeg, Madeleine Fairbairn, Annette Desmarais & Hannah Wittman, Kim Burnett & Sophia Murphy, and Peter Rosset & Maria Elena Martinez-Torres are officially published by The Journal of Peasant Studies (JPS), one of the co-organizers of the critical dialogue. As contribution to the critical dialogue, JPS has made all these 12 articles downloadable from its website free of charge in a Special Issue:

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About Dirk Roep

I'm Assistant professor at the Rural Sociology Group of Wageningen University. Besides teaching and supervising thesis students, I'm involved in research on regenerative agriculture, food provisioning and place-based development with a particular focus on the transformative practices, joint learning and innovation and institutional reform.