An interview with Neus Escobar has been published following their study on land use mediated effects of bioplastics based on a Computable General Equilibrium assessment.
Read interview (in german) at:
Milad Abbasiharofteh will join the Trafobit group starting March 1st. Milad has a background in economic geography and he will work as a post-doctoral researcher on the Trafobit project on the empirical characterisation of bioclusters.
Audiofiles of the initial inputs of the event are available under the following link:
Presentation and Dialogue (in Spanish)
The unstoppable expansion of soy monocultures is connected to the widespread use of pesticides, which poses a problem with different phenomena in countries of the Cono Sur. Due to their oil-containing qualities and high protein content, soy beans are an important resource in different food- and energy production chains all over the world. Therefore, soy plays a central role in debates on bioeconomy and agrarian ecology. The social-ecological and health risks of soy cultivation are unequally distributed among producers and consumers of soy. Until now, there are only few detailled studies which deal with the gender-specific and health consequences of pesticides in the soy sector. Victoria Evia will present and discuss her research in this field. She is postgraduate for critical medical anthropology at the CIESAS, México and at the Udelar, Uruguay. The language of the event will be Spanish. There will be no translation. Questions for the presenter can be formulated in German or English.
Trafobit’s PhD student Ram Kamath is currently doing fieldwork in Spain at the Basque Paper Cluster (http://www.clusterpapel.com/) in collaboration with Dr. Aitziber Elola.
The group will focus on the collection and prioritization of current challenges that, from the group’s point of view, must be tackled by the food sovereignty movement. Participants of the group are inter alias researchers, who realize research on food sovereignty