Food Sovereignty and Food rebellions: two must read by Fahamu Books

Fri, 2011-12-09 15:14
Submitted by mofagio

Fahamu Books and Pambazuka Press recommend the following readings on food sovereignty, a radical alternative to adapt to climate change:

Food Sovereignty
Reconnecting Food, Nature and Community
Edited by Annette Aurélie Desmarais, Nettie Wiebe, Hannah Wittman

To learn more about "a new and radical agricultural practice – food sovereignty – which puts control in the hands of those who are both hungry and produce the world's food – peasants and family farmers – rather than corporate executives."

Food Rebellions!
Crisis and the Hunger for Justice
Eric Holt-Giménez, Raj Patel

"Food Rebellions! suggests that to solve the food crisis, we must change the global food system — from the bottom up and from the top down. On one hand, farmers utilising sustainable approaches to production need to be supported, and farmer-to-farmer agroecological knowledge must be spread. At the same time, food and farm advocates need to work in local, national and international policy arenas to open dialogue, demand transparency and change the 'rules' currently holding back agroecological alternatives. The book frames the current food crisis as a unique opportunity to develop productive local food systems as engines for sustainable economic development. Hunger and poverty, the authors insist, can be eliminated by democratising food systems and respecting people's right to safe, nutritious and culturally appropriate food and to food-producing resources — in short, by advancing food sovereignty."

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If you're an African non-governmental organisation of limited funds, please email to arrange a complimentary copy of this ebook (Adobe PDF).

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