Food & Migration examines the often underestimated link between food systems, and particularly food insecurity, with the movement of peoples. Produced jointly by Limes, the Italian Review of Geopolitics, and the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation, this project will provide interviews, expert columns and in-depth analysis on a regular basis throughout the year.
Our planet faces huge food paradoxes: the co-existence of hunger and obesity and of farm surpluses with food waste. A primary driver of migration is the breakdown of local food systems.
The Barilla Foundation focuses on studying the scientific, economic, social and environmental factors connected to our food systems. Together with MacroGeo and The Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), it developed a book-length report “Food & Migration: Understanding the geopolitical nexus in the Euro-Mediterranean”. That study explains the flows and trends of the current and future interlinkages between food and migration, with a focus on the Mediterranean countries.
This new project expands the theme, including pieces on how food and migration are linked in the Americas, Africa and Asia. Throughout the year, we will get regular updates on progress and setbacks. We hope you will enjoy the journey.
The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is increasingly using its fishing industry for geopolitical purposes. Beijing is deploying fishing boats near and far from Chinese borders with two targets: satisfying its domestic demand of food and expanding PRC’s sovereignty and influence abroad in the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative.
The link between industrial fishing and the damage inflicted to oceans has long been a debated subject among pundits. Only recently it has stolen the limelight on the public stage due to the growing popularity of Netflix’s documentary Seaspiracy.
Interview with Mauro Martini, Migration, Remittances and Development Officer at the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Mr Martini provided technical advice to the Italian Presidency of the G20 as IFAD’s expert in the framework of the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion.
Interview with Emanuela Del Re, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Italian scholar, sociologist, she is an expert in Conflict Studies, Migrations, Refugee Issues, Minorities, Religious Phenomena.