Forking paths? Engaged research on food-political visions and changes in the Faroe Islands and in São Tomé and Príncipe

Project Details


The aim of my PhD project is to support local food-political visions and initiatives in two small island countries (respectively São Tomé e Princípe and Faroe Islands) by engaging practically with small-scale food producers and food activists, while theoretically exploring connections between these very unique island societies and contextualising them in relation to global environmental challenges, political-economic dynamics, historical colonialism and contemporary food political discourses/agendas on food security and food sovereignty.

Supervisors: Dr. Giovanni Bettini (Lancaster University), Dr. Rebecca Whittle (Lancaster University and Dr. Ragnheiður Bogadóttir (University of the Faroe Islands)
Effective start/end date1/10/161/05/23

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


  • Food Sovereignty
  • Global North/South
  • Small Islands
  • Degrowth
  • Futures
  • Sustainability
  • Faroe Islands
  • São Tomé and Príncipe


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