Expo Milano 2015
Milan Expo, Italy
18 September 2015
“Trade, Land Acquisitions And The Right To Food – One film, One subject, One debate”
Invited by the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) and the city of Geneva, Rubber in a Rice Bowl will be screened at the Swiss Pavilion of the Expo Milano 2015.
Companies have acquired more than 50 million hectares of land since the 2008 food crisis. The vast majority of these large-scale acquisitions took place in countries among the poorest. In most cases, plants grown on these lands are exported, contributing to the growth of international trade in agricultural products. This has important implications for small farmers and local people. Are international trade and land acquisitions threatening the right to food?
A public interactive panel with prominent experts from the civil society, the private sector, the WTO and a former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food will debate and answer questions from the audience on a highly sensitive topic.
Ms Silva Lieberherr, Agronomist and responsible for the issues of paradigm shift in agriculture and land grabbing at Bread For All
Mr Victor do Prado, Director of the Council and Trade Negotiations Committee, World Trade Organization (WTO)
Mr Jean Ziegler, Swiss writer, sociologist, Vice-Chair of the Advisory Committee of the UN Human Rights Council, former UN Rapporteur on the Right to Food, author of the book Betting on Famine: Why the World Still Goes Hungry (The New Press)
Mr Marco Ferroni, Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture
Watch the debate here:
Mr Sami Kanaan, Vice-Mayor, City of Geneva
Ms Isabelle Gattiker, Director General, International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH)
Mr Christophe Gironde, Co-director of the documentary Rubber in a Rice Bowl, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Mr Christophe Golay, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
23 January 2015
University of Bern
2 December 2014
University of Bern – Center for Development and Environment
Brown Bag – 12:00 – 14:00
18 November 2014 – 12:15 – 15:45
Sonnenbergstrasse 17, Bern
Roundtable on Natural Resource Conflicts
Rubber in Rice Bowl: Dynamics and effects of large-scale land acquisitions on local communities in Cambodia
The screening of the film “Rubber in a Rice Bowl” will be the starting point for further discussion on the impacts of large-scale land acquisitions on local livelihoods in Cambodia.
with the participation of:
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)
Development Policy, Land Grabbing and Financial Markets
Bread for all
Quaker International Affairs Representative
American Friends Service Committee
16 September 2014 – 16:30 – 17:30
International Environment House II, Chemin de Balexert 7-9, 1219 Châtelaine, Geneva
- Welcome: Francesco Pisano, Director of Research, United Nations Institute for Training and Research
- Introduction to film: Dr Bernhard Fuhrer, Director of the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS)
- Film “Rubber in a Rice Bowl” (35 minutes): The film shows the large-scale rubber boom in Cambodia and was realised as part of a SNIS funded project
- Discussion and questions with the film crew: Christophe Gironde (Senior Lecturer, Graduate Institute Geneva), Helena Ziherl (Programme Manager, SNIS) and Reto Steffen (IT & Multimedia Manager, SNIS)
Limited seating available.
University of Geneva
17 September 2014 – 18:00 – 20:15
Uni Mail, Room MS130 – Bd du Pont-d’Arve 40, 1205 Geneva
“Usages, accaparement et gestion du sol dans les suds: Résultats de recherche et propositions issus de programmes de recherche du SNIS en Asie du sud-est et en Bolivie”.
The conference will be introduced by Bernhard Fuhrer (director of the SNIS) followed by a screening of the documentary presented by Christophe Gironde (The Graduate Institute) and a report from Bolivia by Frédéric Giraut & Sébastien Boillat (UNIGE).
Round table participants:
Alexis Laffitan (UNDP-ART), Hy Dao (UNEP-GRID), Irène Hirt & Louca Lerch (UNIGE), Patrick Bottazzi (UNIL), Christophe Golay (The Graduate Institute).
11 June 2014 – 17:00 – 19:00
Maison de la Paix – Chemin Eugène Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva
KFPE 20th Anniversary Conference “North-South Research Partnerships on Politically Sensitive Issues – Addressing Risks and Responsibilities”.
The event will be introduced by Gilles Carbonnier (Professor at the Graduate Institute | Editor-in-Chief, International Development Policy) and will be followed by a debate with Sandra Aviles (Director ad interim and Senior Officer, Humanitarian Affairs & Programme Development, FAO), Laurent Goetschel (President, KFPE | Director, Swisspeace and Professor at the Basel University), Suon Seng (Executive Director, Center for Development Oriented Research in Agriculture and Livelihood Systems, Cambodia), Christophe Golay (Coordinator Project on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights).
Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
14 May 2014 – 13:30 – 16:30
FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome
The movie was shown in the Atrium during FAO’s & the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) event “Voluntary Guidelines for Governance of Tenure of Land 2 Years On – Where We Are and Where We Are Going”.
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
3 April 2014 – 12:00
Followed by a discussion with Dr. Christophe Gironde (Senior Lecturer, The Graduate Institute), SDC employees from the “East Asia Division” & “Global Programme Food Security” and the film directors Helena Ziherl & Reto Steffen.
31 March 2014 – 18:00
Followed by a discussion moderated by Dr. Jean-Luc Maurer (Honorary Professor, The Graduate Institute) with Dr. Christophe Gironde (Senior Lecturer, The Graduate Institute), Dr. Christophe Golay (Research Fellow, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights) & Ms. Gilda Senties-Portilla (PhD Candidate, The Graduate Institute).