Transnational Conflict on Food and Agriculture: Issues and Challenges

Food and agriculture are critical components of human society and their management often involves multiple stakeholders, which can create conflicts. Conflicts related to food and agriculture can be at various scales – local, national, and international – and often involve transnational actors. The unprecedented level of wealth in modern human society is also marked by continuous hunger, agriculture and food insecurity leading to conflicts in many parts of the world. In addition, the recent war in Ukraine has accelerated rises in global food prices and resulted in increased conflicts over food in their various manifestations (e.g. as contestations over access to land, supply chains, or ecological consequences of large-scale agricultural production).

Papers To Be Presented

“Navigating the Gray Zones: Understanding Rurban Land Conflicts in India” by Prof. Anja Jetschke, Chair and Professor of International Relations at the Institute of Political Science at University of Göttingen, Germany

“Food Fraud and Social Activism” by Prof. Anubrata Deka,Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Flame University, Pune

“Contested Terrain: Trajectories of the Right to Food in Global Perspective” by Prof. Tobias Berger, Assistant Professor, Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

“Transnational Conflict on Food and Agriculture: Issues and Challenges” by Prof. Ganesh Kumar, Professor at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai

As a follow up to the symposium, young researchers who have attended the symposium will have an opportunity to interact with the speakers. The Interaction with Research Scholars on Transnational Conflict on Food and Agriculture, is a closed event.

Event Information

October 10, 2023, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

ECLM Classroom, Research Park, Savitribai Phule Pune University
Organizer(s): Freie Universität Berlin and University of Göttingen in association with the Department of Political Science, Savitribai Phule Pune University.