New Internationalist

Food Sovereignty

Issue 353

Hunger is not about a lack of food but a lack of rights. The right to food sovereignty involves:

REFORMING GLOBAL FOOD TRADE

  • End ‘dumping’
  • No subsidies for intensive agriculture
  • Fair prices for farmers
  • Protect local markets
  • Domestic food crops before export crops
  • Regulate trade

GIVING FARMERS CONTROL

  • Access to land
  • Farmers’ controlover seed
  • End women’s exclusion
  • No patents on life
  • Access to markets

FARMING SUSTAINABLILTY

  • Ecological techniques and stewardship
  • Agricultural biodiversity
  • Farmers’ knowledge
  • Move away from intensive agriculture
  • Rural employment
  • Diverse food cultures

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