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Food sovereignty

We have 11 items tagged with ‘Food sovereignty’.
  • People standing between piles of bananas

    African social movements call on UN food summit to give people back control

    In the second blog in our ‘food year’ series, guest blogger Million Belay explains why now is the time to demand a better food system that works for small-scale food producers in Africa – who account for most of the world’s food insecure

    22 July 2021 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Woman puts greens on a plate

    UN Food Systems Summit: it’s time to listen to civil society’s concerns

    Guest blogger Molly Anderson kicks off a new blog series leading up to the UN’s first ever Food Systems Summit. Here, Anderson sets out practical ways for the summit’s convenors to regroup after getting off to a rocky start

    22 June 2021 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • 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
  • Voices and flavours of the earth: Food sovereignty in the Andes

    Voices and flavours of the earth: Food sovereignty in the Andes

    Voices and flavours of the earth: Visualising food sovereignty in the Andes is a multimedia publication that uses video, audio, images and text to describe how indigenous communities are drawing on their knowledge and cosmovisions to rethink the priorities and governance of food and agricultural research in the Andean Altiplano of Bolivia and Peru.

    3 June 2013 | Article | Food and agriculture
  • Peruvian men and women on a mountainside, pouring water on the earth

    Learning to value Mother Earth

    Making informed choices about eating foods that have less of an environmental impact is increasingly important. We can all learn lessons from local communities living in the Andes

    2 June 2013 | Article | 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
  • A group of people from different backgrounds greeting each other and taking photographs

    Towards food sovereignty: reclaiming autonomous food systems

    Towards Food Sovereignty describes the ecological basis of food and agriculture, the social and environmental costs of modern food systems, and the policy reversals needed to democratise food systems

    27 January 2010 | Project | 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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