In an increasingly globalised and unsustainable food and agriculture model, millions of peasants worldwide are impoverishing, and the global systemic crisis is growing. It is in this context that Vía Campesina creates the concept ‘food sovereignty’.
Food sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods.
Due to the increasing imposition of financial and market paradigms that serve to interests of capital, Mundubat has strengthened its commitment with peasant movements by supporting their struggle to feed people and build another world.
Food sovereignty promotes transparent trade that guarantees fair incomes to all peoples as well as the rights of consumers to control their food and nutrition. It ensures that the rights to use and manage lands, territories, waters, seeds, livestock, and biodiversity are in the hands of those who produce food.
We have four main working areas regarding food sovereignty: