Antropology Forum has recently published a special issue on Food Sovereignty and the Anthropology of Food: Ethnographic Approaches to Policy and Practice.
The articles collected here began as papers at a panel on Food Sovereignty organised at the annual conference of the Australian Anthropological Society, held at the Australian National University in November 2013. The subtitle ‘local and global solutions to human survival under deteriorating climatic conditions’ stressed the relevance and indeed urgency of anthropological attention to food. While the editors saw this relationship between food policy and practice as a fallow field awaiting urgent anthropological cultivation, similar seeds were being sown across the world at the same moment.
These papers are selected because they contribute to the task of filling this gap by providing anthropologically conceived and ethnographically driven investigations of global and national processes, policies, organisations and discourses as they intersect with the lives of local communities.
The special edition consists of several countries studies, some of them are:
- The Conflicted Nature of Food Security Policy: Balancing Rice, Sugar and Palm Oil in Indonesia
- How does Transnational Labour Migration Shape Food Security and Food Sovereignty? Evidence from Nepal
- Himalayan Agriculture, Ecologies and Local Food Sovereignties
- Advancing Food Sovereignty or Nostalgia: The Construction of Japanese Diets in the National Shokuiku Policy