Vol 3, No 5 (2017)

Citizen Science for Sustainable Food Systems: Open Innovation, Traditional Knowledge & People's Active Role

Citizen science for sustainable food systems is the response needed across the globe for several reasons. Firstly because democratic spaces are shrinking and funding for people-centric initiatives is drying up. People have the right to know about and to question the results of government or industry-sponsored research – because it affects their health and lives. Secondly, and more importantly, because citizen science is the most effective response to neoliberal policies pushed by an increasingly powerful corporate lobby that has effectively taken control of most democratic(-in-name-only) governments. French philosopher and sociologist Jean Baudrillard wrote that capital “was never linked by a contract to the society that it dominates. It is a sorcery of social relations, it is a ‘challenge to society’, and it must be responded to as such.” 9 In other words, to challenge and overcome the capitalist system in its current degraded form, as researchers and activists we must not limit our work solely to that for which we can find funding.



Front Cover page - Photo Credits

  • Jayanath Illangakoon (Sri Lanka) (2017) - Women in tea picking (Best picture of RandiyaSeya 2017) 
  • Karo-Krämer - a young boy and people in the observation (Bürger schaffen Wissen)
  • Agus Andrianto/CIFOR - A man holds up bushmeat, Papua, Indonesia - flickr

Table of Contents

Editorial

ManagingEditors FOFJ
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5-8

Research Articles

Georgia Pollard, Philip Roetman, James Ward
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9-20
Eliane Horschutz Nemoto, André Ruoppolo Biazoti
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21-34
Allison Gray
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35-45
Anne Tittor
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46-61

News

Editorial Staff
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62-65

Reports and Analyses

Olga Olashyn, Rami Al Sidawi, Sisira Withanachchi, Sibylle Bahrmann
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66-67
David Ziegler, André Mascarenhas
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68-71

Reviews

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Plant Pest Risk Analysis: Concepts and Applications
Yaseen Alnaasan
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72-73
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FAO Guidance Note: Child Labour in Agriculture in Protracted Crises, Fragile and Humanitarian Contexts (Pilot version)
Anjali Korala
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74-75
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The World Food Crisis: The Way Out 2017/10th Anniversary Issue of the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch
Bee Farrell
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76-77
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Migration and its interdependencies with water scarcity, gender and youth employment
A.M. Rashika Saman Kumari Abesinghe
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78-79

Announcements

 
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