PAPER | Revisiting moral economy and seeking mob justice: Security and the vanilla commodity chain in Madagascar

Ben Neimark's paper explores the link between the international trade in plants and security dynamics.

Here Ben Neimark from the University of Lancaster sets out a paper he will present at our Political Ecology reading group on the 10th October. It shows the link between the international trade in plants and security dynamics. He discusses how the global spike in vanilla prices produces insecurity and threatens biodiversity in Madagascar; a timely reminder of the importance of plants in the legal and illegal wildlife trade.

You can read the full paper here, and you can contact Ben Neimark  on b.neimark@lancaster.ac.uk

To see the forward programme for the Political Ecology reading group, please visit our events page.