Critiquing the concept of multistakeholder governance of food security
By Nora McKeon
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Last week Carolin Anthes reflected on the role of human rights in the CFS and across the UN system. This week, Nora McKeon presents a critique of the rise of multistakeholder processes in food security governance, warning that a failure to take power imbalances and interests into account is working to reinforce the corporate food regime.
There is a popular aspiration today for governance arrangements that give voice to those most affected and hold governments to account. Such approaches require clear…
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