Ecofeminism and Meat Substitutes: A Critical Discussion

Ecofeminism and Meat Substitutes: A Critical Discussion

The author, Anouk Dijkman, is a student in the MSc Programme of Food Sovereignty, Water and Resilience, a transdisciplinary post-graduate degree at Coventry University (UK). In this blog, which builds on her research work in the Gender, Food Systems and Natural Resources module, she applies a critical, ecofeminist perspective to question narratives that promote modern…

New podcast episode: Where Indigenous feminisms and food sovereignties meet
|

New podcast episode: Where Indigenous feminisms and food sovereignties meet

Destruction of Indigenous women and of Indigenous food systems were two powerful weapons used by colonists to conquer the North American continent. Today, stories of recovering traditional foodways are braided in with stories of re-making women’s place in society, as well as reclaiming the important role of two-spirit people. Previous to colonization, not only did women…

Ecofeminism, agroecology,  food sovereignty and African philosophy: Exploring values in contemporary social movements 
|

Ecofeminism, agroecology,  food sovereignty and African philosophy: Exploring values in contemporary social movements 

This article is written by Frederique Bosveld, Masters student in International Development Studies specialising in Inclusive Innovation, Communication, and Development at Wageningen University (WUR). African philosophy Preface by Birgit Boogaard. Birgit teaches courses on African philosophy and social justice at Wageningen University (WUR).  This blog is student exploration and, as such, a reflection of a…

What does feminism have to do with the food you eat? Agroecology is not agroecology without feminism
| | |

What does feminism have to do with the food you eat? Agroecology is not agroecology without feminism

Agroecology is gaining steam around the world as an alternative to the industrial food system. However, it is often adopted as a technical fix, employed as a set of techniques and tools, rather than a path toward political transformation. Therefore, it is necessary to reflect on what agroecology really entails – it is much more…

Agroecology and Community Feminism: Nurturing Territories
|

Agroecology and Community Feminism: Nurturing Territories

Alejandra Guzman Luna writes about agroecology and community feminism, drawing from her experience working in the Oaxacan Mixteca, Mexico. The notion of community feminism is a vital way to advance an agroecology that effectively nourishes territories in an equitable manner. This blog is a part of a series of blogs on feminism and agroecology (see…