Robin Broad is a professor of international development at American University and co-author of Development Redefined: How the Market Met Its Match.
With the citizen-backed blockage of a proposed aluminum smelter, is Trinidad and Tobago changing course toward a rooted future?
As aggression mounts with the rise of food prices worldwide, small-scale farms rooted in local markets could avert international disaster – and lead the way to “food democracy.”
How about a big campaign to shift consumption back to “brown rice”?
In an increasingly vulnerable world, we’re searching for rooted communities–and what we can learn from them.
Some say that organic farming means going “backwards.” These farmers think otherwise.
How the 2008 financial crash redefined what it means to be economically vulnerable.
More and more people, communities, and nations are taking steps to reduce their vulnerability to a volatile global economy.
Walden Bello’s journey from activist to lawmaker hasn’t changed his style.
In preparation for the National Rice Summit, Philippine farmers speak up about what they need from the government to support organic and self-sufficient farming.
There is an upsurge of efforts around the world to create a new global economy rooted in local community needs.
Filipinos are experimenting with organic growth methods and ditching the debt-trap chemical alternatives.
The Philippines needs to become less vulnerable to the global economy and more rooted in local production for local consumption.
How is the Philippines responding to the “triple crises of vulnerability”: the global economic crisis, the food crisis and the spreading environmental crises of water, forests, fisheries and climate?
On local, national, and international levels, new forces have risen to challenge the Consensus and create alternatives.
The governments of the largest economies in the world walked out of the summit with a plan that takes the global economy three big steps backwards.
As long as U.S. officials continue to refuse to face the reality of a post-market fundamentalist world, they will further contribute to the crisis.