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Corporate concentration and power in the agricultural inputs sector: What Implications for the global food system?

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City, University of London
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Online
Event date
Event time
5.15 - 6.45pm BST

City, University of London is holding a Food Thinkers webinar. See their description below:

 

Corporate concentration and power in the agricultural inputs sector:  What Implications for the global food system? 

Jennifer Clapp, University of Waterloo, Canada 

Wednesday 27 October 2021, 5.15 - 6.45pm BST 

Today’s agricultural inputs sector is highly concentrated, with just a handful of firms dominating global markets for key inputs including seeds, agrochemicals, farm machinery and fertilizers. Corporate concentration in the sector has long roots that date back over a century, and recent mergers and acquisitions across the sector have brought new attention to the power such market dominance gives the firms at the top. In this talk, Jennifer Clapp examines the pathways by which concentrated firms in this sector have long exerted power to shape markets, technological innovation, and policy—both directly and indirectly—in ways that matter for food system outcomes. 

The talk will be followed by an online Q&A session. Book your place.

 

See also TABLE's podcast Ep5: Jennifer Clapp on Commodifying Food.