CALL FOR APPLICATIONS INTENSIVE RESIDENTIAL TRAINING: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
Morogoro, 1st -10 th September 2021
Voices, needs, and concerns among African producers are hardly a priority in national politics, but whole food systems depend on their produce. The farmers are rarely consulted about food markets and how food gets from producer to consumer, or about their needs to support production and trade. At an international level, the voice of the small producer is virtually non-existent, with markets dominated by large multinationals in the food trade, processing manufacture, and more recently retail. Often, the farmers struggle to feed themselves and their families and end up producing food to meet the demands of far-off markets. Farmers’ organizations like MVIWATA aim at making the voice of farmers heard in everyday politics. Academic researchers can help to this end, by producing research that is informed by the priorities and the agenda of farmers’ organizations. This training, and the research internship program attached to it, aims at strengthening the research skills of young scholars and activists who are interested in working with farmers’ organizations in the longer term. The broader idea is to support the training of the next generation of Tanzanian researchers to develop alternative visions of food and agriculture, with a focus on food sovereignty, in a spirit of service to the farmers’ organizations.
For more information on the application procedure, deadline, guideline, and requirements click the link below.
“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”