Food Sovereignty, not just Food Security

The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) has released a document highlighting the merits of a Food Sovereignty focus when dealing with world hunger problems. It notes that economic policies developed by industrial agriculture solely focused on food security have, in fact, exacerbated the hunger problem through degradation of  land resources and destruction of biodiversity and pest resilience. Instead, the paper argues, there should be a focus on local, indigenous farmers, and less unnecessary trading of food internationally.  To learn more about the benefits of a global Food Sovereignty movement, and learn the Six Principles of Food Sovereignty, click here:

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