Category Archives: Gardens

How Humanitarian Assistance Changes Local Diets and Markets

Mandatory distribution of foodstuffs produced by the donor country is written into many of the humanitarian assistance grants supported by American and EU governments. My first experience with mandatory food aid took place some years ago when working in the … Continue reading

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Cuisine and Crops in Central Africa (and the US) – When is a Garden a Food Garden?

I was flummoxed a few days ago by a series of emails  on the  list-serve of  ‘The Association for the Study of Food and Society‘  regarding the definition of  ‘a vegetable/fruit garden’. This had to do with rules of  a … Continue reading

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