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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
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Food Solidarity: Moral economies of food production and consumption as a foundation for human and environmental security [Commission on Anthropology and Environment & International Commission on the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition]


Location: Poznań, Poland
Date: from 29 Aug 11:00 to 30 Aug 12:45


Room 3.45

Food is emerging as a conflicted field in the wake of an emerging global supply crisis. World hunger has been increasing again in recent years due to climate change impacts and conflict, leading to predictions of mass migration. Different concepts such as ‘food security’, ‘food sovereignty’, ‘the human right to food’, ‘sustainable food production’, ‘sustainable food consumption,’ and ‘the rights of animals’ all are part of a struggle to promote stricter normative standards and to develop policies that meet these standards so as to achieve sustained positive outcomes at a systemic level. This is difficult to reconcile with a contemporary global market economy that shows an increasing regulatory and normative deficit, or with the agricultural and social policies of nation states caught up in outdated, modernist ideas of development and webs of vested interest. Recently, emerging normative concepts also have started to question the right of individuals and communities to eat any kind of food they want. This panel invites contributions illustrating the importance of normative discourses of social and ecological justice and solidarity that are applied in the context of agriculture, food distribution and consumption. Papers on sustainable agricultures and diets, farmers and food movements, or environmental activism around food would be of particular interests, but also studies on global initiatives seeking to produce food solidarity in the face of a looming crisis.


  • 29 Aug 11:00 - 12:45 P 45.1
    • Dr. Reuter, Thomas (University of Melbourne)
    • Dr. Duhart, Frédéric (Universidad Intercultural del Estado de Puebla)
    • Dr. Medina, Xavier (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
  • 29 Aug 15:30 - 17:15 P 45.2
    • Dr. Reuter, Thomas (University of Melbourne)
    • Dr. Duhart, Frédéric (Universidad Intercultural del Estado de Puebla)
    • Dr. Medina, Xavier (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
  • 30 Aug 11:00 - 12:45 P 45.3
    • Dr. Reuter, Thomas (University of Melbourne)
    • Dr. Duhart, Frédéric (Universidad Intercultural del Estado de Puebla)
    • Dr. Medina, Xavier (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)

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The focus of this presentation is the Partida family unit and their sustainable rural food and alcohol production in the southern part of the State of Jalisco, located in West Mexico. For generations this family has been participating in the traditional rural life of the area with their family plots of land dedicated to producing mainly agave and corn. The family consists of Macario and his wife a ... More
Presented by Dr. Daria DERAGA on 29/8/2019 at 11:00
This paper is about going back to the traditional ways of Tequila distilling. The production of Tequila implies the interaction of three different social sectors which are very important for the survival of the traditions. The first sector is one of big industry with high pretentions and lesser quality of the spirit. The second involves sophisticated producers going back to the older traditional m ... More
Presented by Dr. Rodolfo FERNÁNDEZ on 30/8/2019 at 9:40
Incredible Edibles (IE) is a social movement that began in Todmorden, England in 2008 and has since spread around the world. Activists involved in the movement reclaim empty public spaces in towns and city neighbourhoods, plant food, and share the harvest with others. The movement’s motto is “If you eat, you’re in!”. This means anyone is welcome to dig up a few carrots, clip some basil, an ... More
Presented by Rachel BEGG on 29/8/2019 at 10:00
This paper is based on a long-term study conducted from September 1983 to October 1984 and follows up visits in 1990, 2001 and 2019. This approach has permitted to observe the the transformations which have happened in three decades: global, countrywide and local perspectives, looking into the larger processes of changes from the ecological standpoint (the natural, the socioeconomic and the cultur ... More
Presented by Dr. Carlos CAROSO on 29/8/2019 at 13:50
For a few decades, we are seeing a renewal of philosophical and ideological discourses on food in Western societies. Due to the diversity of the thinkers and of their deep motivations, it is a complex phenomenon. Nevertheless, something is certain: a part of these new representations of the “right way to eat” started to impact the local foodways in various parts of the world. The obtention a ... More
Presented by Frédéric DUHART on 29/8/2019 at 13:30
Human beings need food for life. However, food varies among cultures and , regions , as well as from time to time. This paper concerns contemporary food security and sovereignty problems of Indigenous people, as exemplified by the Inupiat of Alaska. For approximately the last 1000 years, Bowhead whale hunts, their related festivals and feasts, sharing and consumption of whale products have been a ... More
Presented by Dr. Nobuhiro KISHIGAMI on 29/8/2019 at 14:30
Australian Indigenous people continue to be excluded from the benefits of agriculture and food production. In spite of contrary social and environmental data, governments continually advocate for the development of a ‘food bowl’ in Northern Australia. Within this developmental paradigm, the recognition of the sovereign rights of Australian Indigenous peoples is considered to be ‘stifling’ ... More
Presented by Dr. Cameo DALLEY
The global food crisis has a systemic global dimension, but in practice it consists of multiple sub-crises at regional, national and local levels. Across monsoon Asia, the staple food, major crop, key commodity and basis of food security is rice. Countries of the region manage their rice-security through strategies ranging from commercial export of surplus production to complete dependence on impo ... More
Presented by Dr. Graeme MACRAE on 30/8/2019 at 11:20
Sharecropping, a form of agriculture in which a landowner allows a tenant to use the land in return for a share of the crops produced on the land by the tenant, is practiced in many regions of the world. This study discusses a sharecropping practice (kottse) among the Malo in southwestern Ethiopia. Nearly all (95.2%) farmers sampled in 2016 engaged in kottse. The number of kottse partners varied ... More
Presented by Dr. Takeshi FUJIMOTO on 29/8/2019 at 14:10
Indonesia's food supply is at risk from climate change, land use change, water shortages and soil degradation, as well as facing increasing demand from a growing population in which inquality is very high. Health issues due to the abandonment of traditional diets abound. Many of the issues are driven by profiteering at multiple levels. Sustained positive outcomes at a food system level, however, a ... More
Presented by Dr. Thomas REUTER on 30/8/2019 at 11:00
The recent economic crisis has given way to the emergence of citizen initiatives of solidarity, which have as their main objective to foster mutual-aid relationships among neighbours. These initiatives have played a fundamental role in building food sovereignty at the local level as they provide de-commodified access to food for local participants. Community gardens are a good example of the strug ... More
Presented by Dr. M. Antonia CARBONERO GAMUNDÍ on 29/8/2019 at 11:40
Punjab is known to be highly fertile agricultural land. Punjab is continuously losing its highly fertile agricultural land in the name of development. The Recent trends of developing high-tech cities are some efforts being taken by Punjab government to bring additional investment in the state and boost up its economy. But to do that at the expense of highly fertile agricultural land is a debatable ... More
Presented by Dr. Sarbjeet SINGH on 29/8/2019 at 10:20
Through the analysis of the archival materials and field data collected in the Iul’tinskii district in Chukotka with a support of the Russian Science Foun­dation (project No. 18-18-00309) the authors tracked the changes in a diet and food practices of Amguema Chukchi reindeer herders at the second part of the XX – beginning of the XXI centuries. During this period, they dramatically changed t ... More
Presented by Dr. Vladimir DAVYDOV on 29/8/2019 at 11:20
I base this paper on ethnographic research conducted in Eastern Poland (2008-2016) among farmers whose local economies are centered around the household/homestead and various food production/consumption practices grounded in notions of self-sufficiency (resembling to the idea of oikos: Hann, Hart 2011). The aim is to discuss the economy and the morality of our (swoje) food, which in case of Poland ... More
Presented by Dr. Joanna MROCZKOWSKA
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