The Commons in Food & Agriculture
Until a few centuries ago, we held and managed the vast majority of resources in common: defined groups of people formed evolving agreements about how to share and manage specific resources. Privatization of commons laid the basis for capitalist industrial society–and continues today, to our detriment. How might commoning improve today’s food and agriculture?
David Bollier: Director, Reinventing the Commons Program, Schumacher Center for New Economics; author on commoning, independent scholar.