Nyeleni newsletter - Now is the time for food sovereignty!

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Food sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems. It puts the aspirations and needs of those who produce, distribute and consume food at the heart of food systems and policies rather than the demands of markets and corporations. (…) Declaration of Nyeleni.

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Kids and Food Sovereignty

We are aware that to achieving a world where peoples’ food sovereignty is a reality demands crucial discussions about food systems, access to and control over natural resources, political and legal debates on gender and on seeds, as well as social struggles and mobilization. But one essential element among these – and progressively gaining more attention – is the role of children.

The future of the struggles for the realization of food sovereignty and the right to food depends on how our children are aware of the challenges regarding how we produce our food, by whom and for whom it is produced. Instead of perceiving children as a market niche, as big food companies have been, we see the youngest generations as the foundation for transforming our food systems. The examples presented in this edition show us how this has been happening all around the world.

Many children also shared drawings and testimonies with us, willing to tell us directly about their perceptions and experiences. These many drawings, pictures and testimonies from children from Ecuador, the Philippines, Colombia and Spain, provide us with inspiration and hope for peoples’ struggles for their right to food and food sovereignty.
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Nyéléni newsletter no 33 - Kids and Food Sovereignty

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