Global Food Governance

Publication details

Title:Global Food Governance
Type:Development Dialogue Papers
Author:Josefin Smeds

DD paper no. 7‘Due to a lack of broad global governance structures for food security; food and agriculture is today largely managed by actors promoting a discourse of trade liberalisation and a “new green revolution”, which has many drawbacks, especially for small-scale farmers (smallholders)’, argues Josefin Smeds in this Paper. Many small-scale farmers and civil society actors offer a radically different approach, with an intrinsic focus on social justice and environmental sustainability. It is imperative for global governance debates to closely integrate such perspectives from smallholders and civil society, and to address the negative implications of the dominant food security discourse as well as the influence from private interests on decision-making.