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    The political economy approach to food systems reform

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    The political economy approach to food systems steers away both from approaches that focus on biogeochemical flows and the embeddedness of food systems in the biosphere, and from classical economists’ approaches that address the role of prices in relating supply and demand.
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    Valuing different perspectives on power in the food system

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    In this introductory article, we highlight debates that emerged in the IDS–IPES-Food workshop on the political economy of food as a way of introducing the articles that follow.
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    Rethinking impact: Applying the gender lens

    Impact Initiative, 2019
    This booklet profiles the research and impact funded by the ESRC-DFID Strategic Partnership which explicitly focuses on gender inequality, but also projects where the gender dynamics emerged during the course of the work.
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    Remote but productive: Practical lessons from productive uses of energy in Tanzania

    International Institute for Environment and Development, 2019
    Energy Change Lab works with pioneers and changemakers in Tanzania to build sustainable, people-centred energy systems. Our productive uses of energy (PUE) programme helps rural communities increase their incomes and productivity.
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    Human mobility in the context of climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa: Trends and basic recommendations for development cooperation

    Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik / German Development Institute (GDI), 2019
    This paper provides an overview of what is actually known about the relationship between climate change and human mobility in West, East and Southern Africa – the most affected regions of Sub-Saharan Africa. Although there is a general lack of data on “climate migration”, trends can be deduced from the growing number of case studies and research projects.
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    PUMA: Solidarity economy in Pumarejo, Spain

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    The Community Exchange Scheme in the Pumarejo neighbourhood of Seville is one of many examples of solidarity economies rooted in alternative forms of exchange. Based on an alternative social currency, the Puma, the scheme supports collective decision-making, localised consumption, and the redeployment of under-utilised skills and competencies.
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    National Street Vendor Association: Lobbying for a national urban street vendor policy in India

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    The National Street Vendor Association (NASVI) in India is an association of Indian street vendor organisations working to protect the rights of vendors across the country through sustainable macro-level policy interventions. Engineered and promoted by NASVI, the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act was passed by the Parliament of India in 2014.
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    Participatory guarantee systems in Tanzania: Locally focused quality assurance systems

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGSs) are alternative certification schemes for organic products, built on trust and social networks, and intended for local markets. In contrast to third party export-oriented certification schemes, farmers working with PGSs are directly involved in the implementation of the system.
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    W.L. Gore & Associates Inc.: Workplace democracy in a transnational corporation

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    W. L. Gore and Associates (Gore) is a privately-held multinational company founded in 1958. Since its founding, it has operated through a "lattice" system of employee self-management which is said to verge on true workplace participatory democracy.
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    'Empresas recuperadas': Argentina's recovered factory movement

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    The ‘empresas recuperadas' or worker-recovered enterprise movement in Argentina emerged as a response to the country's sovereign debt crisis of 2001, with workers fighting for their right to run abandoned factories. Central to the movement is an ethos of solidarity, with worker-owned enterprises based on horizontal authority, collective decision-making and shared returns from the business

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