Towards food sovereignty

Complete Title: 
Towards food sovereignty
Non IUCN Publication



This paper describes how achieving food sovereignty will entail a fundamental shift away from the industrial and neo-liberal paradigm for food and agriculture towards more direct democracy and greater citizen participation in framing policies for food and agriculture; greater respect and inclusion of the voices of the very poor and marginalised (especially women); participation of federations of elected citizen-based local councils linking villages, towns, neighbourhoods, local economies and ecological units to act as a significant counter-power to the state and transnational corporations; democratised research and strong networks of local innovators; reformed and equitable access and resource use rights, including land, water, forests, seeds and the means of production; re-localised and resilient food systems based on agro-ecology, eco-literacy and circular economy models.

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Monographic Series no.: 
no. 141
London : IIED, 2009
Physical Description: 
ii, 19p. : fig.
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Record created: 2013/09/13
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