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We inform here about our proceedings, results and any events where we present our research.

Oktober 2020

Eugen Pissarskoi on the alleged dilemma of bioeconomy

In a recent contribution (German), Eugen Pissarskoi demands a discussion about the fundamental goals of a society as the basis for tackling the debate on bioeconomy. On his view, securing economic competitiveness and material prosperity should not be the main goal of a society. This answer has consequences for the way bioeconomy is configured.

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Oktober 2020

Kerstin Schopp presented a paper draft at the University of Jena

On October 8th, Kerstin Schopp presented a draft paper on “Three visions of bioeconomy and three discourses on agricultural development – a comparative analysis” at the workshop “It’s the (bio)economy, stupid!” organized by the BMBF junior research group Mentalities in Flux at Friedrich-Schiller University Jena (07.-08.10.2020).

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Oktober 2020

Kerstin Schopp held a talk at the Vienna Anthropology Days

On October 1st, Kerstin Schopp talked about “Human-nature relationships at the heart of the bioeconomy and agricultural development” at the Vienna Anthropology days (online conference, 28.09.-01.10.2020) in the session Human-Environment Relations.

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September 2020

Eugen Pissarskoi gave a talk on Ethics in Bioeconomics

On September 23rd, Eugen Pissarskoi participated in an online seminar with the topic Ethics in Bioeconomics. The seminar was part of the series „Zukunft Bioökonomie – Ansätze, Sichtweisen und Perspektiven der Bioökonomie“.

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September 2020

Stefan Ouma on the potential of smallholder farming systems for more viable African Futures

Using the case of Tanzania, the authors present the claim that smallholder production systems provide important resources to perform more viable African rural futures and could also prove significant for the rest of the world.

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September 2020

New Paper by Stefan Ouma et al. on African Futures

The concept of ‚African futures‘ has recently become increasingly popular. In this paper, the authors use this concept to elaborate on the geographies, potentialities, politics as well as transformation practices that may be complementary or antagonistic to the global capitalist project.

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August 2020

Stefan Ouma on Africapitalism

In a recent contribution, Stefan Ouma presents a critical assessment of Africapitalism and the future(s) it envisions for Africa, pointing out that any reflexion about African future(s) must go beyond the limits of an economic system that will fall apart.

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August 2020

Online Workshop „Field Work/Failed Work?“

Kerstin Schopp conducted a workshop on the question under which conditions fieldwork during the pandemic could be possible in Sub-Sahara Africa and on the role and responsibilities of researchers from the Global North conducting fieldwork during the pandemic in countries of the Global South.

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