About the Authors

Rajeev C. Patel


Affiliation School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Competing Interests

RP is both a Fellow at the Institute for Food and Development Policy, and a Fellow of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy's (IATP) Food And Community Fellowship program. This program is funded, in part, by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation though fellows are appointed by IATP. RP has no relationship with La Via Campesina.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: RP. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: RP. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: RP. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: RP.