The project studies how different agri-food models in Ukraine – large industrial and small household farms – respond to the challenges of war and what role solidarity initiatives and collective action play in this.
It also examines the impact of the war in Ukraine on the global food systems by studying disruptions in food supply chains and emerging cross-border networks of solidarity.
It will contribute to the theoretical and policy debates about who will feed the world and discuss the overlapping meanings and opportunities for synergy between food security and food sovereignty.
The research includes fieldwork or field visits to Ukraine (depending on the situation in Ukraine) and interviews with key actors in Ukrainian agriculture (food producers, grain traders, civil society, policy makers) and expert interviews conducted in Ukraine and Europe. A series of online workshops with scholars, practitioners and activists will be an important source of information about the changes in the local and global food systems and serve as a platform for co-learning and co-production of knowledge.