Food Sovereignty


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Food Sovereignty

The concept that a group of persons have the right to determine what livestock and crops they will raise and grow, and therefore what they will eat. Food sovereignty is favored by some small farmers and others who prefer trade barriers and other measures to protect their traditional way of life. Critics contend that this is inefficient and more expensive than allowing the free market to regulate food production.
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Food Sovereignty is an attempt to regain some of this lost sovereignty
Tenders are invited for supply of reagents and fungible material for the service of agri-food and phytopathological laboratories of the ministry of primary sector and food sovereignty.
In this 340-page report, which does not include Tunisia, experts and researchers from the region drew up a "worrying" inventory, questioned the notion of food sovereignty in the Arab world and called for the adoption of new agricultural methods that promote rural and sustainable agriculture.
Farmers groups and food security advocates under the National Movement for Food Sovereignty (NMFS) coalition has called on the government to halt the implementation of Rice Tariffication Act to safeguard livelihoods of 3.5 million rice farmers.
"Kenya's fiscal policies on agriculture put emphasis on national export strategy than national food sovereignty. There is less focus on smallholder farmers who are most affected by food poverty,'' Liebetrau said.
Food as a Human Right: Combatting Global Hunger and Forging a Path to Food Sovereignty
They said the day highlighted the struggle of the landless farmers for genuine land reforms and food sovereignty.
Any attack on the food sovereignty and farmers' rights will be met with resistance, they warned.
He said in the neighboring India scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, and alter-globalization author Dr Vandana Shiva is raising a very strong voice against the GMO seeds.
by Zahra Moloo Some countries would have preferred a full moratorium on the release of gene-drive organisms -- a view shared by many indigenous peoples, food sovereignty activists, and African civil society organizations.
Many countries perceive their food security as a reflection of their food sovereignty ...
Asward Nkrabea, an executive director of Food Sovereignty Ghana, upon whose laps the NGO was built, also expressed his delight in seeing the participants.
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