23 Oct

Free Athenaeum of Benalmadena

Food sovereignty is usually referred to as the universal right to nutritious and culturally adequate and accessible food, in a sustainable and ecological way, and to the right to decide on the food and production system itself, placing it above the demands of markets and businesses.

It defends the interests of future generations and offers a strategy to resist and dismantle free and corporate trade by channeling food, agricultural, pastoral and fishing systems to be managed by local producers and producers.

Food sovereignty gives priority to local economies and local and national markets, and empowers farmers and family farming, artisanal fisheries and traditional grazing, and places food production, distribution and consumption on the basis of environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Food sovereignty promotes transparent trade, which guarantees decent income for all peoples, and the rights of consumers to control their own food and nutrition. It involves new social relations free of oppression and inequalities between men and women, peoples, racial groups, social classes and generations.