This Handbook provides the first comprehensive review and synthesis of knowledge and new thinking on how food and food systems can be thought, interpreted and practiced around the old/new paradigms of commons and commoning. The overall aim is to investigate the multiple constraints that occur within and sustain the dominant food and nutrition regime and to explore how it can change when different elements of the current food systems are explored and re-imagined from a commons perspective. 

The book sparks the debate on food as a commons between and within disciplines, with particular attention to spaces of resistance (food sovereignty, de-growth, open knowledge, transition town, occupations, bottom-up social innovations) and organizational scales (local food, national policies, South–South collaborations, international governance and multi-national agreements). Overall, it shows the consequences of a shift to the alternative paradigm of food as a commons in terms of food, the planet and living beings. 

Chapter 1 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tandfbis/rt-files/docs/Open+Access+Chapters/9781351665520_oachapter1.pdf

Chapter 24 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tandfbis/rt-files/docs/Open+Access+Chapters/9781351665520_oachapter24.pdf

chapter 1|22 pages


The food commons are coming …
ByJose Luis Vivero-Pol, Tomaso Ferrando, Olivier De Schutter, Ugo Mattei
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part Part I|2 pages

Rebranding food and alternative narratives of transition

chapter 2|17 pages

The idea of food as a commons

Multiple understandings for multiple dimensions of food
ByJose Luis Vivero-Pol

chapter 3|15 pages

The food system as a commons

ByGiacomo Pettenati, Alessia Toldo, Tomaso Ferrando

chapter 4|13 pages

Growing a care-based commons food regime

ByMarina Chang

chapter 6|16 pages

Food security as a global public good

ByCristian Timmermann

part part II|2 pages

Exploring the multiple dimensions of food

chapter 7|18 pages

Food, needs and commons

ByJohn O’Neill

chapter 8|17 pages

Community-based commons and rights systems

ByGeorge Kent

chapter 9|17 pages

Food as cultural core

Human milk, cultural commons and commodification
ByPenny Van Esterik

chapter 10|16 pages

Food as a commodity

ByNoah Zerbe

part Part III|2 pages

Food-related elements considered as commons

chapter 11|12 pages

Traditional agricultural knowledge as a commons

ByVictoria Reyes-García, Petra Benyei, Laura Calvet-Mir

chapter 12|18 pages

Scientific knowledge of food and agriculture in public institutions

Movement from public to private goods
ByMolly D. Anderson

chapter 13|15 pages

Western Gastronomy, inherited commons and market logic

Cooking up a crisis
ByChristian Barrère

chapter 14|13 pages

Genetic resources for food and agriculture as commons 1

ByChristine Frison, Brendan Coolsaet

chapter 15|18 pages

Water, food and climate commoning in South African cities

Contradictions and prospects
ByPatrick Bond, Mary Galvin

part Part IV|2 pages

Commoning from below: Current examples of commons-based food systems

chapter 16|15 pages

The ‘Campesino a Campesino’ Agroecology Movement in Cuba

Food sovereignty and food as a commons
ByPeter M. Rosset, Valentín Val

chapter 17|15 pages

The commoning of food governance in Canada

Pathways towards a national food policy?
ByHugo Martorell, Peter Andrée

chapter 18|15 pages

Food surplus as charitable provision

Obstacles to re-introducing food as a commons
ByTara Kenny, Colin Sage

chapter 19|15 pages

Community-building through food self-provisioning in central and eastern Europe

An analysis through the food commons framework
ByBálint Balázs

part Part V|2 pages

Dialogue of alternative narratives of transition

chapter 20|16 pages

Can food as a commons advance food sovereignty?

ByEric Holt-Giménez, Ilja van Lammeren

chapter 21|13 pages

Land as a Commons

Examples from the UK and Italy
ByChris Maughan, Tomaso Ferrando

chapter 22|14 pages

The centrality of food for social emancipation

Civic food networks as real utopias projects 1
ByMaria Fonte, Ivan Cucco

chapter 23|15 pages

Climate change, the food commons and human health

ByCristina Tirado-von der Pahlen

part Part VI|2 pages


chapter 24|24 pages

Food as commons

Towards a new relationship between the public, the civic and the private
ByOlivier De Schutter, Ugo Mattei, Jose Luis Vivero-Pol, Tomaso Ferrando
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