In recent years, food prices have gone up to prohibitive levels for many of the world’s poor. They have remained high and volatile. While many poor city dwellers have had to switch their diets to include only very basic foods, the vast majority of those who are hungry in the world today (over half a billion) are working in agriculture, either as small landholders or as waged agricultural workers. This paradox has sparked a lively debate about the reasons for food price increases.
However, the implications for the Decent Work agenda have received less attention, and the four dimensions of the Decent Work concept (creating jobs, guaranteeing rights at work, extending social protection and promoting social dialogue) do not explicitly cover the issue of rising food prices.
Therefore, the 2012 Annual Thematic Conference held by the International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD) which takes place in the summer-time in Kassel, will commit to an exploration of the origins of the food crisis, its implications for the Decent Work agenda, and strategies for addressing the crisis.
ICDD - Universität Kassel
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Further Information about Kassel:
At the time of the conference the city of Kassel is hosting the dOCUMENTA (13).
Since it was established in 1955, documenta has been regarded as a key international exhibition of contemporary art worldwide and a moment of reflection on the relationship between art and society. It takes place every five years, and runs for 100 days.
Information on participating / attending:
Participants 50 €, Students/PhDs: 20€, Dinner: 40€
07/04/2012 18:00 - 07/06/2012 18:00
Scientists and scholars, Students
Environment / ecology, Politics, Zoology / agricultural and forest sciences
Types of events:
Conference / symposium / (annual) conference
Kommunikation, Presse und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
Event is free:
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URL of this event: http://www.idw-online.de/pages/en/event39720
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