Food Sovereignty and Food Security
This session presented basic notions of concepts of food security and food sovereignty; where these concepts emerged and their contexts. As well, the session highlighted distinctions between the two and their relevance for advancing women’s rights and economic justice.
Speakers: Francisca Rodriguez (Asociación Nacional de Mujeres Rurales e Indígenas de Chile, ANAMURI and CLOC-Via Campesina) and Berin Erturk, Ciftci-Sen (member La Via Campesina European Coordination)
By Pamela Caro
Coordinated by Alejandra Scampini
The Feminist Perspectives Towards Transforming Economic Power series shares information, experiences from the ground, and testimonies from diverse groups of women. It provides analysis and builds knowledge on alternative visions and practices of development, with a vision of transformation.
“Food Sovereignty” is the the first topic in this series. It presents an analysis of the current debates about food sovereignty from a gender perspective, in which the international and Latin American peasant women movement have played a central role. It explores the challenges and aims to promote debate among gender equality advocates on how to connect with the peasant’s movement vision of food sovereignty and peasant’s rights.