Food Sovereignty Week — Starts 24th October : Special Interest Stories daily
This week we will be bringing you a selection of talks from London and Brighton about food sovereignty
For the first time in human history, over a billion people have been officially classified as living in hunger. This record total is not a consequence of poor global harvests or natural disasters. Hunger on this scale is the result of a global economy in which hundreds of millions of small farmers, fisherfolk, pastoralists and indigenous people have faced ruin through the hijacking of the global food system by large agribusiness and food retailers.
Together with its partners in Brazil, Sri Lanka and Mozambique, and in the wider movement of La Via Campesina, War on Want is committed to the alternative model of ‘food sovereignty’, an approach to the food crisis that prioritises people’s right to food, agro-ecology and a global food system free of corporate control.