Food Security Perspectives in Central Africa

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By Lauren Sneyd (PhD candidate Geography), Jennifer Vansteenkiste (PhD candidate Geography), and Evan Fraser, Department of Geography.

When food and fuel prices peaked in 2008, food riots erupted in countries across the globe. This paper empirically compares Haiti and Cameroon where particularly violent protests erupted. Drawing on field research and interview data of nearly 500 individuals Sneyd, Vansteenkiste and Fraser show the preconditions, forms, sites, agents, strategies, and outcomes of food related resistance.

Sponsored by 'Initiatives in Global Justice', and the Canada Research Chair in Ethics & Global Social Change.  For details, contact Monique Deveaux, Dept. of Philosophy (email address).

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