In hardly any other area are the contradictions of capitalism as evident as in agriculture and nutrition. Our food is a commodity, the contents of which are as little understood as the social and environmental conditions under which it is produced. Biodiversity, fertile soils and water resources are becoming increasingly scarce. Corporate power in Germany exerts price pressure on agricultural producers. In the Global South, farmers are are having their land and seed control expropriated. Agricultural workers across the global supply chains are being exploited.
This dossier gathers reports on the organizational forms of agricultural actors, asking: what are left-wing political responses to the monopolization of market power, not to mention the financialization and digitalization of the global food system? What could new, emancipatory policies for rural areas look like in an era when right-wing populism is on the rise worldwide?