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Pre-pandemic Influences on Kenyan Girls’ Transitions to Adulthood during COVID-19

Meghan Bellerose, Maryama Diaw, Jessie Pinchoff, Beth Kangwana, and Karen Austrian

rates and less access to health services ( Mutisya et al. 2016 ). Adolescent girls living in informal settlements are particularly vulnerable, with significantly higher rates of food insecurity, unprotected sex, and gender-based violence (GBV) than

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‘Eating with the People’

How a Chinese Hydropower Project Changed Food Experiences in a Lao Community *

Floramante S.J. Ponce

third issue revolves around the villagers’ hospitality through offering refreshment/food, notwithstanding their impoverishment. To illuminate these food issues contributes to the social analysis of resettlement and food (in)security, food and language

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The “awkwardnesses” of aid and exchange

Food cooperative practices in austerity Britain

Celia Plender

Self-help and mutual aid have been at the heart of the consumer cooperative movement and its response to food insecurity since its inception. Yet how these terms are conceptualized and practiced in contemporary food co-ops often has more to do with their individual histories, ideologies, and the values of those involved than it does the history of the cooperative movement. Drawing on ethnographic examples from two London-based food co-ops with different backgrounds, this article explores how each enacts ideals of aid and exchange. It argues that the context of austerity creates “awkwardnesses” between and within personal values and organizational structures in the face of inequality, leading to blurred boundaries between different models of aid and exchange and the forms of moral accounting that these entail.

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Rethinking the Food-versus-Fuel Debate

An Appraisal of International Perspectives and Implications for the South African Industrial Biofuels Strategy

Shaun Ruysenaar

The global rush toward a biofueled future (and subsequent apprehension concerning unintended consequences) has met with powerful and wide-ranging critique. Bolstered by globally increasing food prices peaking in 2008, food insecurity has become a central concern when considering pursuing biofuels. Arguments in the wider literature propose a number of perspectives with which to evaluate the biofuels-food security nexus. In South Africa, however, the debate is largely configured around maize-for-ethanol and polarized between two antagonistic camps. A host of agricultural lobbies and industrial interests argue in support of biofuels while some politicians, civil society, and NGOs argue against it. Both groups draw their arguments from various domains of the food security discourse in support of their cause. This article considers the merits of these opposing arguments in relation to wider perspectives in the literature, in many cases highlighting non-holistic assumptions made by the opposing claimants. This article seeks to rekindle a waning dialogue and provide a more robust outline of the major concerns that need to be addressed when considering biofuels production from a food security perspective. Only then can South Africa expect to weigh up accurately the value of pursuing biofuels production.

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Becoming a global citizen?

Developing community-facing learning in the social sciences

Jane Booth

’ ( 1997: 8 ). In response to the urgent global challenges of the twenty-first century – such as the climate emergency, food insecurity and poverty – global citizenship and education for sustainability have become increasingly important aspirations in the

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The return of human rights

alleviate the food insecurity of women and children, aiming to empower women through the development of their skills to restore productive soils, conserve native seeds, conserve the gene pool of vegetables, eliminate dependence on agrochemicals and achieve

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An analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America through the perspective of ecological economics

Harlan Koff and Carmen Maganda

-Silva et al. (2020) have documented how ethnic minorities, such as the Wayuu, an indigenous group inhabiting the Colombia-Venezuela borderlands have suffered deaths and health problems, food insecurity, water insecurity and increased poverty due to the

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Children, reproductive labor, and intergenerational solidarity

Comment on Newberry and Rosen

Kate Cairns

. 2018a . “ Beyond magic carrots: Garden pedagogies and the rhetoric of effects .” Harvard Educational Review 88 ( 4 ): 516 – 537 . Cairns , Kate . 2018b . “ Relational foodwork: Young people and food insecurity .” Children and Society 32

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The Lives of Girls and Young Women in the Time of COVID-19

Claudia Mitchell and Ann Smith

longitudinal studies.” They found that food insecurity threatens younger girls who also experience difficulty coping with home learning during school closures, while many older girls who have forgone health services “face the immediate risk of dropping out of

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Understanding the Broader Impacts of COVID-19 on Women and Girls in the DRC through Integrated Outbreak Analytics to Reinforce Evidence for Rapid Operational Decision-Making

Simone Carter, Izzy Scott Moncrieff, Pierre Z. Akilimali, Dieudonné Mwamba Kazadi, and Karen A. Grépin

, creating space for the co-development of actions and use of evidence. Income and Food Insecurity In the DRC women and girls often face socio-economic disadvantages as a result of early and underage marriage, early exit from education and child labour