The struggle for food sovereignty : alternative development and the renewal of peasant societies today

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Pluto Press


Food sovereignty—or the right of a people to operate and control their own food and agricultural systems—has all but disappeared throughout much of the world, usurped by multinational corporations engaging in industrialized farming and global trade. The Struggle for Food Sovereignty examines the prospects and struggles of family farms, peasants, and others in the fight for control over local sustenance and rights of access to land and food. The authors examine the issues in both the global north and south, finding a common vision even amid apparently radically differing political and economic conditions.





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Copyright © Rémy Herrera and Kin Chi Lau 2015. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

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Herrera, R. & Lan, K. C. (Eds.)(2015). The struggle for food sovereignty: Alternative development and the renewal of peasant societies today. London: Pluto Press.