New paper – Transforming food and agriculture: Competing visions and major controversies

Michel Pimbert from the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University published a new paper with the title:  ‘Transforming food and agriculture: Competing visions and major controversies’

Two contrasting models of development seek to radically transform food and farming today. The first focuses on modernizing and sustaining capitalism through the promotion of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in food and agriculture. The second emphasizes food sovereignty and agroecology. The paper highlights some of the main controversies and challenges associated with each of these two approaches. Several of the most contested developments within ecological, discursive, economic, and political domains are identified as major drivers of transformation today.


The paper can be downloaded for free until the 4th of April here


Reference: Pimbert, M. (2022). Transforming food and agriculture: Competing visions and major controversies. Mondes en développement, 199-200, 361-384.