Timothy A. Wise
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Timothy A. Wise directs the Land and Food Rights Program at the Small Planet Institute and is a Senior Research Fellow at Tufts University’s Global Development and Environment Institute. His forthcoming book, Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food, will be published by The New Press in February 2019.

Securing Land Rights in Zambia

Traditional leaders are seeking to construct a middle ground in a battle over Zambia’s new land policy, one that rejects efforts to privatize customary land through formal titling but improves tenure security by granting villagers traditional landholding certificates.

What Value are Value Chains for Small-Scale Farmers?

A new report on Mozambique and Zambia shows even smaller, less egregious land acquisitions are undermining food security in some of the world’s hungriest countries.

Land Grab Update: Mozambique, Africa Still in the Crosshairs

Food Tank spoke with JoAnne Berkenkamp, a Senior Advocate in the Food & Agriculture Program at the NRDC, about the problem of food waste.

Seed Sovereignty and Climate Adaptation in Malawi

Malawian farmers oppose provisions in the government’s seed policy that would threaten their livelihoods and popular seed varieties.

Looking for Food in All the Wrong Places

Farmers in Mozambique are finding creative ways to work together and overcome drought.

Defending the Right to Food at the World Trade Organization

Trade ministers from around the world are concluding a contentious week of negotiations in Nairobi, Kenya under the WTO’s Doha Development Round.

The GM Labeling Law to End All Labeling Laws

Timothy Wise of Tufts University gives an update on the GMO debate.

History Repeats as Farce: Giving Away Land Without Consultation in Mozambique

The Mozambique Council of Ministers is considering a massive project along the Lurio River in northern Mozambique without consulting the local people.

World Health Organization: GM-Crop Herbicide a Probable Carcinogen

The World Health Organization (WHO) concluded that glyphosate, the herbicide in Monsanto’s Roundup weed-killer, is probably carcinogenic to humans.

The War on Genetically-Modified-Food Critics: Et tu, National Geographic?

The consensus on the safety of GM food is perfectly clear: there is no consensus.