Food sovereignty: shifting debates on democratic food governance
Lise Korsten () and
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Koen Dekeyser: University of Pretoria
Lise Korsten: Department of Science and Technology and National Research Foundation Centre of Excellence in Food Security
Lorenzo Fioramonti: University of Pretoria
Food Security: The Science, Sociology and Economics of Food Production and Access to Food, 2018, vol. 10, issue 1, 223-233
Abstract This article develops the concept of food sovereignty while it critically reflects on its present status and future trajectories. The concept of food sovereignty provides an alternative framework for solutions to the human and ecological consequences of industrial food systems. While the concept of food sovereignty gains traction at international levels, including at the United Nations, its lack of conceptual clarity contributes to a variety of often diverging interpretations. This frequently constrains practical implementation and weakens its potential as an alternative paradigm to food governance. At the same time, food sovereignty thought is shifting beyond its initial agrarian focus to embrace whole food systems, which includes the role of consumers and urban areas.
Keywords: Food sovereignty; Food governance; Social movements; Food systems; Food security (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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