18 Feb August 28th – December 10th 2023 – Sit – School for International Training – Examine food availability and the potential for alternative forms of production to achieve food and environmental justice.
WHY STUDY FOOD SECURITY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN REGION?
Conflicts, climate crises, migration, the agro-industrial food complex, and the pandemic—all are impacting food security around the globe. This program explores how governments and civil society organizations are responding to the pressing challenge to create a food system that minimizes waste, mitigates climate change and biodiversity loss, promotes economic and social justice, and supports healthy diets.
The European Green Deal’s Farm to Fork Strategy aims to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent. We explore whether Italy’s Slow Food movements and diverse culinary cultures can provide a sustainable model for Europe and the rest of the Global North. In Italy and Croatia, we examine how the emergence of food districts for community and activist-led food and social justice projects—with food sovereignty as their mantra—are illuminating alternative forms of food production and distribution.
You will explore the intersectionality of neoliberal agendas, food sovereignty, and food in/security, and assess diverse dimensions of food availability and consumption. Examine the potential for, and obstacles to, alternative forms of food of production and distribution to achieve food justice and environmental sustainability. In visits with NGOs, civil society groups, small-scale farmers’ movements, and urban food consumer associations, hear how food sovereignty has become the mantra around which vulnerable communities are mobilizing resistance.
- Meet farmers, activists, NGOs, and citizens in Tuscany, Turin, Sicily, and Croatia
- Visit food banks, farmers’ markets, and community-level farmers’ organizations.
- Explore the relationship between the commodification of nature and the commodification of food.
- Examine the impact of alternative food systems including food banks and farmers’ organizations.
SIT – School for International Training:
DATES: August 28th – December 10th
NAME PROGRAM: Examine food availability and the potential for alternative forms of production to achieve food and environmental justice.