Seeds of Sovereignty

We all need to eat to live, but, curiously, the question about how to ensure that a steady supply of quality affordable food arrives at our tables is often removed from strategic debates. Food seems secondary to the major political questions of our time, or its discussion is confined to particular audiences. Today, ecological collapse and world-economic disintegration appear as threats on the horizon, even as their concrete effects are being felt across the world.

Our latest dossier, a collaboration between the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and the Alameda Institute, brings together leading experts and thinkers on the food crisis to make the case that food production and distribution are indeed of strategic importance to addressing the polycrisis that shapes the world we live in. It centres on interlinked questions of how to organize, how to support organizing, and how to build alternatives that practically transform food systems. At the core of the dossier lays the argument that this can only be done by shifting our thinking about food crisis from the concept of food security, based on the question of availability of food, which in effect normalizes crisis, to the concept of food sovereignty.

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