The Principles of Food Sovereignty

The Principles of Food Sovereignty

Communities all over the world are embracing food sovereignty as a means to fixing our broken global food system. As a movement, small farmers, fishers, consumers, environmentalists, and indigenous groups work together to preserve agricultural heritage and alleviate the stresses imposed on them by the global food market.

The Principles of Food Sovereignty call for:
1. Food for People
2. Valuing Food Providers
3. Localizing Food Systems
4. Making Decisions Locally
5. Building Knowledge and Skills
6. Working with Nature

As a global partner to the growing food sovereignty movement, Grassroots International confirms that “when these simple-yet-revolutionary principles are incorporated into national and international trade and agricultural policies — and when they become a visible reality in our own communities — we will know that the fight for food sovereignty has been won.”

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