Global food regimes and China: Agrarian Conversations episode 2

Transnational Institute – Apr 29, 2021

The second episode in Agrarian Conversations webinar series will be on “Global food regimes and China”. What relationship does China have to current food regime transitioning, with the changing geographies of production, circulation and consumption of global food commodities, and the growing significance of agroecological farming? Does China’s deepening international presence portend a new form of food regime hegemony? And what might that look like? If so, what are the implications of such changing dynamics for local, national, and international political struggles for a fairer and kinder agro-food system? The webinar will be in English, Spanish, French and Mandarin.

To allow for a dynamic conversational format, we provide an (free access) background paper for the webinar: McMichael, P. (2020). Does China’s ‘going out’strategy prefigure a new food regime?. Journal of Peasant Studies, 47(1), 116-154. Available here:…

Speakers & panelists:

Philip McMichael, Cornell University, USA
Yan Hairong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Paul Nicholson, La Via Campesina
Refiloe Joala, PLAAS, South Africa
Andrea P. Sosa Varrotti, Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Argentina
Carol Hernandez, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

Co-Chairs: Ruth Hall, PLAAS; Katie Sandwell, TNI.

The AC webinar series is a collective initiative by: Journal of Peasant Studies, Collective of Agrarian Scholar-Activists in the South (CASAS), PLAAS at University of the Western Cape, Transnational Institute (TNI), Young African Researchers in Agriculture (YARA), Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC), Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI), Initiatives in Critical Agrarian Studies (ICAS), PASTRES at IDS Sussex, and RRUSHES-5 at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague.


Global food regimes and China – Agrarian Conversations episode 2
28 April 2021
This is a recording of the second episode in Agrarian Conversations webinar series on “Global food regimes and China”.

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