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Nyéléni 2007 - Forum for Food Sovereignty. 23rd - 27th February 2007. Sélingué. Mali
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Peter Rosset: "Specific Alliances and Future Action

International trade and agriculture, traditional knowledge, production models, natural resources, territories, migrations and social movements’ responses to natural disasters: all these issues were discussed during the second day of activities of the World Forum on Food Sovereignty.

According to Peter Rosset, member of the Forum’s Steering Committee, the main goal of the movements and organizations that participate in the forum won’t be "to look for consensus on a concept or paradigm, but on a group of common strategies" aimed at building other food systems, alternative to the corporate and transnational current model.

"It is clear that the peasant sector cannot change the food system alone; it needs strong alliances with consumers, environmentalists, indigenous peoples, women, fishermen and even herders", Rosset—who is a member of the Center for Studies on Rural Change in Mexico (CECCAM)—said.

Rosset said these important steps are being taken and the process of the World Forum on Food Sovereignty is a en example of this. According to Rosset, there have been advances in the struggle for food sovereignty, both at a regional level—mainly in Africa—and in the strategy to build alliances between diverse sectors.

Rosset said there is exchange and coordination at the forum. "It is a forum aimed at making proposals, shaped as a dialogue between diverse sectors that are interested in building other food systems for their peoples".

"Peasants were aware of the food sovereignty concept, but the perspective of the indigenous peoples is also very interesting, because the concept refers to peoples, not countries", Rosset said.

"The exchange between these sectors, fishermen, herders, consumers and environmentalists, is what enrichs this forum", he added. Regarding the advances achieved in Africa, Roseet said "it is the place where we can move forward faster. Even the governments cannot stand the free trade and imports model or the ’dumping’ humanitarian aid. Although I believe

Africa is arriving late to the debate, it will lead the struggle for food sovereignty".

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