PhD defence: Food Sovereignty and Urban Agriculture: understanding interlinkages and exploring implications in the South African context
On 21 November 2019, Anne Siebert will defend her PhD thesis entitled 'Food Sovereignty and Urban Agriculture: Understanding interlinkages and exploring implications in the South African context'. In her thesis, Anne investigate urban food producers’ lived realities and efforts toward food sovereignty in marginalized urban settings. She asks the central questions of why and how urban agriculture initiatives emerge, and whether or not they engage with food sovereignty in the contemporary context of highly exclusionary dynamics in cities and the agri-food system. The study focuses on South Africa, where, 2018, about 65% of the population were living in cities, and more than 27% were unemployed.
Doctoral board: Chair: Professor Arjun Bedi; Doctoral dissertation supervisors: Professor Pierre Thielbörger, Ruhr University Bochum (Professor Thielbörger will not be present at the ceremony), Professor Jun Borras, ISS-EUR