MiFOOD team presents research findings at the 25th SALISES Conference in Jamaica

The MiFOOD team attended the 25th SALISES Conference at the University of the West Indies Mona campus in Kingston, Jamaica from May 1 to May 3, 2024. The conference entitled “Translating Thought into Action: Towards Decolonial Equity and Justice in the Caribbean” approach the theme of decolonial equity and justice through thought-provoking panels that cover a variety of philosophical thought and approaches, and voices of ethnic and other minorities, indigenous, rural, and marginalized or silenced communities. MiFOOD director Jonathan Crush introduced the MiFOOD network at the opening ceremony of the conference.

The MiFOOD panel of the conference discusses research findings of the MiFOOD project in American countries,  exploring the underdiscussed connection between migration and food security. The papers document the experiences of migrants and their households in Canada, Ecuador, Jamaica, and Mexico. Drawing on survey and interview data, they present unique contextual findings regarding migration and food security. The papers also underscore the importance of North-South research partnerships which examine transboundary sustainable development issues.

The presentations of the panel are:

Chair: Jonathan Crush, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Canada and MiFOOD Network

  • Navigating the Intersectionality of Immobility, Gender, and Food Insecurity: The Lived Experience of Refugees in Canada Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. Zhenzhong Si, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Canada
  • Central American Migration and Food (In)Security in Mexico City. Salomón González-Arellano, Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM), Mexico
  • Food Security, Migration, and the Struggle for Precarious Belonging in the Andes: Venezuelans and Colombians in Quito. Ecuador Mercedes Eguiguren, Wilfrid Laurier University & Balsillie School of International Affairs, Canada
  • Food Security and Insecurity in Kingston, Jamaica and the Role of Migration Remittances as an Enabler for Inclusive Social Development. Elizabeth Thomas-Hope, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
  • Food (in)accessibility Among Remittance Receiving Households in Kingston in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Natalie Dietrich Jones and Stephen Johnson, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

The program of the conference could be downloaded here.



Posted by: Zhenzhong Si
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