Jose Luis Vivero Pol is a PhD research fellow at the University of Louvain, Belgium. An agricultural engineer by the University of Cordoba (Spain) with graduate courses in natural areas management and development, he is a anti-hunger and social rights activist with more than 14 years of experience on food security policies and programmes, right to food advocacy and food sovereignty movements in Latin America, Africa and Europe. His current research seeks to understand personal motivations, collective action institutions, political incentives and institutional frameworks to gear the transition from the dominant industrial food system towards a fairer and more sustainable one, developing a rationale for considering food as a commons and understanding the role of bridging organisations and policy beliefs in the transition pathways. Two of his latest books are New Challenges to the Right to Food (2011, Huygens, Barcelona) and Derecho a la Alimentación, Políticas Públicas e Instituciones contra el Hambre (2009, LOM, Santiago).
Key Series: Systems, Commons and Agriculture
By Jose Luis Vivero Pol
Our society has a troublesome relationship with food. Although we produce enough food to adequately feed all, both obesity and under-nu... Read More...