Frederik van Oudenhoven works with agricultural and indigenous communities in Latin America and Central Asia. From 2007 to 2010, he worked as an associate scientist with Bioversity International (IPGRI) and coordinated a project in the Pamir Mountains that sought to “revive local biocultural heritage” by assisting communities in the ways they manage, use, and conserve agricultural biodiversity.

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Afghanistan is known to the world as a failed state. Who decides what a failed state is, and the extent to which one has failed? Max Weber describes a failed state as one which is unable to maintain a monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force within its borders.1 Noam Chomsky includes in the […]

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