Dismantling and Rebuilding the Food System after COVID-19: The 5Ds of Redistribution

Sep 18, 2020

A Virtual Roundtable Webinar

Free to public

Description: Some groups feel the brunt of harms in the food system caused by shocks like COVID-19 more than others. Food systems also concentrate power and resources. How might redistribution of risks and benefits play a role in building resilient food systems?

Join experts Dr. Charlotte Coté, University of Washington, Dr. Ernesto Méndez, The University of Vermont, Dr. Sieglinde Snapp, Michigan State University, Dr. Mary Hendrickson, University of Missouri, and Dr. Neva Hassanein, University of Montana in discussing redistributive policy tools towards the “5D of Redistribution”: Decolonization, Decarbonization, Diversification, Democratization, and Decommodification.

Each speaker will share a 10 minute reflection on the concept note, responding to questions such as: How could redistribution work? Which actors and social groups would need to be involved? What effects would redistribution have for building resilient and just food systems?

This webinar discussion is based on a concept note by the Working Group on Redistribution for Food Systems Transformation (Dana James, Evan Bowness, Tabitha Robin, Angela McIntyre, Annette Desmarais, Colin Dring and Hannah Wittman).

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To read the Roundtable Discussion PDF, click here.