The Roles of Gender and Technology in Market Exclusion

Join us for talks by Professor Gina Porter (Anthropology, Durham) & David Bright (Oxfam).

Professor Porter will be addressing technology in market access and David Bright Gendered Enterprise and Markets system. We will also be joined by a representative from Vodafone’s M-Pesa project to give a commercial insight into mobile banking.

There are also relevant materials if you wish to read more on these:

Mobiles in Market Access
Oxfam’s Gendered Enterprise and Markets
M-Pesa

Our second seminar for Lent in the Food: Field to Table series will be held on Wednesday 27th January at 5pm in SG2 of the Alison Richard Building.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

 

 

 

Supply Chains and Scandals: Big Ships, Big Data, Horse Meat

Catherine Barnard (Law, University of Cambridge) on

The horse meat scandal: a legal perspective

When: Wednesday 13th January, 5-7pm
Where: SG2, Alison Richards building, CB3 9DT
What:

This session we are going to be examining how food gets from fields and slaughterhouses to your plate, and the pros and cons of complex global supply chains. We will have talks from Professor Catharine Barnard on the 2013 horse meat scandal and the legal issues arising, and from Erinch Sahan (Oxfam) on how corporations can be persuaded to improve their supply chains. There will be a food and drink reception before a discussion group.

Prior to the discussions we would like you to think about:
1) How well do you expect companies to know their supply chains?
2) How responsible are consumers for the impacts of their purchasing?
3) What is the best way to persuade corporations to change bad practices?

There are also relevant articles below should you wish to read more:

Review of UK’s new anti-slavery laws – requiring large companies to publish their efforts to tackle slavery in their supply chains annually

Guardian report on slavery in the Thai prawn industry (supplies many major supermarkets)

Timeline of the horse meat scandal

Lent Term CRASSH programme

We have released the Lent Term programme for the CRASSH discussion group, Food: Field to Table?

This term we will be focusing on the market forces that shape the global food system – from multinational supply chains, the impact of agricultural subsidies, to the politics of food provisioning and the role of gender and technology in driving market exclusion.

Our first session on Wednesday 13 January will conclude with a drinks reception.

We look forward to seeing you then!