Food Sovereignty Resources

Thanks to everyone who came out to the garden talk last night!  I’ve posted a few links to follow up on the request to share some resources on food sovereignty. There’s lots out there but here are a few starting places:

For those interested in further exploring what food sovereignty in Canada looks like:

Resetting the Table: A People’s Food Policy Project for Canada is based in the concept of food sovereignty and was developed by over 3500 people across Canada:

Food Secure Canada is a national organization working to advance food security and food sovereignty in Canada:

The Indigenous Food Systems Network was developed by the Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty: 9781552664438_300_450_90

Food Sovereignty in Canada: Creating Just and Sustainable Food Systems – a good book with a variety of chapters by different authors about various aspects of food sovereignty in Canada:

National Farmers Union – Losing Our Grip for further information on land grabs in Canada and an update on the 2010 report “Losing Our Grip: How Corporate Farmland Buy-up, Rising Farm Debt, and Agribusiness Financing of Inputs Threaten Family Farms and Food Sovereignty” (this link also includes further links about land grabbing and concentration in Canada):

For those interested in food sovereignty in an international context:

Nyéléni – you can sign up for the Nyéléni newsletter which provides updates and acts as a hub for the international food sovereignty movement:

You can also find the Nyéléni Declaration here which articulates the current international vision of food sovereignty:

La Via Campesina – the original grassroots movement around food sovereignty:

Towards Food Sovereignty: Reclaiming Autonomous Food Systems – an online book with lots of interactive media:

Food Sovereignty: Reconnecting Food, Nature and Community – a second Canadian published book on food sovereignty in the international context:

Food Sovereignty: Towards democracy in localized food systems – you can download a copy for personal use for free here:

Lastly, if you’re interested in the work I’m doing, here’s a link to my research group:

You can also find us on twitter @feast_uoft


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