First International TANNRE Workshop in Giessen
The workshop started with a keynote lecture by Dr. Matias Margulis (University of Edinburgh) on politics and agency in the global regime complex for food security. The lecture was followed by the roundtable „Towards Sustainability? The Transformation of the Global Food System“, chaired by Dr. Sandra Schwindenhammer (JLU Giessen). Prof. Dr. Helmut Breitmeier (JLU Giessen) and Dr. Sabine Weiland (Lille Catholic University) discussed the theses of the keynote together with Dr. Matias Margulis. At the end of the day, the participants visited the Liebig Museum, where they witnessed some of Justus Liebig’s original experiments.
On the second day, Andrés Checa, Jacob Manderbach and Magdalena Tanzer (all JLU Giessen) presented the design and current state of the TANNRE research project. Afterwards, the TANNRE team pointed out some key aspects and analytical questions to the workshop participants. In small groups, the participants were asked to work on the three independent variables interplay management, resources and authority pooling and knowledge in terms of conceptualization and operationalization.
After each group had presented and discussed their results, the last working session dealt with actors in the global regime complex for food. To this end, actors were collected and clustered in a stakeholder analysis.
The TANNRE team thanks all the participants for their constructive work and helpful comments. The valuable feedback will be reflected in the project’s future research steps of. A second workshop will be held at the end of the research process.