What is Food Sovereignty?
Food Sovereignty is broadly defined and specifically described in novel ways – it is place-based, people-based work that seeks to remedy the many impacts and disparities caused by modern food systems. Together, Food Sovereignty work has created a global movement encompassing unique histories, contemporaries, and future transformations of food systems worldwide.
Food Sovereignty is diversely complex. This is because food systems shape and are shaped by both human and natural systems at different scales, from local to global. Understanding Food Sovereignty is about getting to know food genealogies, food-human relations, food justice and ethics, Indigenous knowledges and sovereignty, as well as ecosystem sciences, market forces, public policy, technologies and more. In addition, it is about learning what communities are doing to restore and preserve their local economies, cultures, and wellbeing through Food Sovereignty actions.