14 november

AGROECOLOGY AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY – HOW CAN WE SUSTAINABLY TRANSFORM THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM?

Today’s global food system is not consistent with human rights and a democratic system. Transnational companies, landowners and other actors gain power over the global food system through international policies and land grabbing. Consequently, producers’ and consumers’ influence and control over the food system is undermined. The negative consequences of today’s food production system are similar around the world, including Sweden. 

But there are alternatives to today’s food system. Social movements around the world are working on gathering their proposals in a common agenda called Food Sovereignty. This agenda focuses on the right to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods with the aspirations and needs of those who produce, distribute and consume food rather than the demands of markets and corporations. 

Come and listen to researchers and small-scale farmers from four continents with experience from both national and international levels!

Pat Mooney, Executive Director for ETC Group, Canada. Right Livelihood Award laureate

María Canil, La Vía Campesina, Guatemala. Small-scale farmer.

Mary Sakala, Rural Women Assembly, Zambia. Small-scale farmer.

Joel Holmdahl, NOrdBruk/La Vía Campesina, Sweden. Small-scale farmer and teacher in agroecology.

WHEN?: November 14th 17:15-19:00
WHERE?: Hambergsalen, Centre for Environment and Development Studies (CEMUS), Villavägen 16, Uppsala

For more information about the event, please contact: evelina.sartori@latinamerikagrupperna.se

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