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Food sovereignty

We have 8 items tagged with ‘Food sovereignty’.
  • Men and women of the Andean wisdom networks map out their local area and sources of food.

    Learning to value Mother Earth

    Making informed choices about eating foods that have less of an environmental impact is the theme of this years’ World Environment Day. We can all learn lessons from local communities living in the Andes.

    1 October 2013 | Feature | Biodiversity
  • Agricultural biodiversity in a Peruvian market. Photo: Bioversity International/A. Camacho

    Building resilient food systems

    IIED strengthens the capacity of local organisations and institutions by designing resilient food systems and sustaining local food systems.

    14 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Agricultural development: business as usual is not an option

    Following the 2008 global food price hikes and riots, national governments and transnational corporations are increasingly interested in investing in large-scale African agricultural projects. While these land acquisitions gather pace, 925 million people remain undernourished worldwide, with 239 million living in sub-Saharan Africa. In this new context, the question is not only how sustainable large-scale industrial agriculture is, but also what model of food production and farming is most effective in addressing the question of hunger – and for whom.

    5 April 2012 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Supporting small-scale farmers: rights or markets?

    Development support for small-scale farmers must be based on both the enforcement of basic human rights and a pro-poor development of markets.

    9 March 2011 | Article | Food and agriculture
  • Supporting smallholders: markets, rights, or sovereignty?

    But, according to one speaker at the event, smallholders aren’t helped by either.

    9 March 2011 | Article | Food and agriculture
  • Towards food sovereignty: reclaiming autonomous food systems

    Towards Food Sovereignty is an online book with linked video and audio files. The first 6 chapters, available here, begin to describe the ecological basis of food and agriculture, the social and environmental costs of modern food systems, and the policy reversals needed to democratize food systems. The video and audio clips show farmers, indigenous peoples and consumers all working to promote food sovereignty, it highlights the importance of locally controlled food systems to sustain both people and nature.  

    27 January 2010 | Article | Food and agriculture
  • Food and farming futures for small producers and indigenous peoples

    The food sovereignty paradigm affirms the fundamental right of peoples to define their food and agricultural policies.

    15 July 2009 | Article | Food and agriculture
  • Peasant Seeds: the foundation of food sovereignty in Africa

    A multimedia publication released in Bamako today, 11th December 2008, captures the deep concern among West African farmers about the privatisation of seeds and knowledge

    12 February 2009 | News | Food and agriculture
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