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Food Sovereignty free pdf This exceptional collection gives voice to the peasant movements that are planting the seeds of a revolution that could fundamentally alter our relationship with food - and with each other. With increasing hunger in the world, especially among marginalised populations in both the North and South, the current high-input, industrialised, market-driven food system is failing. It is failing to provide for the food needs of all people, failing to respect the principles of environmental sustainability, and it undermines local empowerment and agrarian citizenship. Around the world, people are resisting the environmental, social and political destruction perpetuated by the industrial agricultural system. This resistance has led to 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. Advocating a practical, radical change to the way much of our food system operates the contributors, including Raj Patel, Walden Bello, Philip McMichael, Miguel Altieri and Eric Holt-Gimenez, show through analysis and case studies that food sovereignty results in increased production, safe food that reaches those who are in the most need and agricultural practices that respect the earth. This is the means to achieving the UN-endorsed goal of food security.

About Annette Aurelie Desmarais

Annette Aurelie Desmarais was a cattle and grain farmer for 14 years. She is now associate professor of international studies at the University of Regina. Her book La Via Campesina: Globalization and the Power of Peasants was nominated for the Chadwick F. Alger Award and the Lionel Gelber Prize. Nettie Wiebe is an organic farmer and professor of ethics at St. Andrew's College, University of Saskatchewan. Hannah Wittman is an assistant professor of sociology and Latin American studies at Simon Fraser University.

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Author : Annette Aurelie Desmarais
Publisher : Pambazuka Press
Data Published : 04 March 2011
ISBN : 085749029X
EAN : 9780857490292
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 226 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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