Welcome to Revolución Alimentaria, a hub of information on food sovereignty developments in the Americas and beyond, with an emphasis on regions in the midst of major social transformations. Please bear with us as we build this site, and check back again soon. (**Soon to come: video clips, photos, and more!)
What is food sovereignty?
Food sovereignty, in short, is the right of people to determine their own food and agricultural policies. It involves restoring control over food access and food production from large corporations and international financial institutions back to individual nations/tribes/peoples – and ultimately, to those who produce the food and those who eat it. The concept of food sovereignty was originally conceived by the Via Campesina international peasants network, which continues to be at the helm of this growing global movement.
About the authors:
Christina Schiavoni is co-director at a New York City–based NGO, where she works in support of the food justice and food sovereignty movements in the US and around the world. William Camacaro, originally from Venezuela, is the co-founder and coordinator of the Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of New York and is an artist, radio host, and activist in New York City.
Christina you look so happy working with the earth and her beautiful crops. A far cry from the North End. Well maybe not–food was always important there too, and eating and sharing with others. Don’t forget us! We miss you!
Great blog Christina and William! Keep up the great work. 🙂