Programme Lead Agriculture
Lena has more than 12 years' experience as a researcher, policy adviser and campaigner focusing on, among other topics, agroecology, food justice, and international agricultural policy. She has previously worked with German NGOs Welthungerhilfe and INKOTA, and the German parliament. Lena holds a MA degree in Political Science and Communication Studies from the University of Mainz.
The Right to Food in South Africa and Kenya
An opinion brief from the Urban Food Futures programme examining the Right to Food policy implementation in South Africa and Kenya as a response to persistent food insecurity
Written by Lena Bassermann, Thembeka Sikobi
Published on Sep 20, 2023
Cape Town’s Food and Nutrition Crisis: Crafting systemic responses to systemic challenges
Highlights of policy event held from 18-19 November 2022 in Cape Town.
Written by Luke Metelerkamp, Lena Bassermann, Nicole Paganini
Published on Feb 10, 2023