Posts by Ben Richardson

Ben Richardson, Assistant Professor in International Political Economy, University of Warwick

The SDGs on hunger and malnutrition

Ben Richardson

These new goals offer some important changes from the MDG era and provide ‘food for thought’ in the UK So near, yet so far. One of the headline targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to halve the proportion of undernourished people in the world between 1990 and 2015 was almost met.  The distance travelled in this respect, represented by … Continue reading

6 October 2015 by Ben Richardson
Categories: Development, Economics, Global crisis, Inequality, Politics and policy, Social science, SPERI Comment, Sustainability Tags: , , ,

Zero Hunger Britain

Ben Richardson

Brazil’s Zero Hunger programme is being adopted in countries around the world: why not Britain too? Tony Payne has argued that ‘we’re all developing countries now’. One corollary of this is that the pretension of an international policy hierarchy must be dropped. No longer should it be assumed that the best ways to address key developmental challenges have already been … Continue reading

8 May 2014 by Ben Richardson
Categories: Development, SPERI Comment Tags: , , , , , ,

The global land grab

Going back to the intellectual roots of IPE is instructive for understanding today’s global land politics The numbers are truly astounding. The Land Matrix Partnership estimates that over 200 million hectares  of land were sold, leased, licensed or put under negotiation between 2000 and 2010. This is eight times the size of the UK. Critics have dubbed this the ‘global … Continue reading

14 May 2013 by Ben Richardson
Categories: Development, Global South, SPERI Comment