Climate Justice Alliance
What is Food Sovereignty?
Frontline leaders within CJA’s membership are modeling Food Sovereignty as an essential part of a Just Transition to healthy, resilient communities and a regenerative economy through the practice and scaling out of agroecology – a science, a practice, and a movement centered on growing food in harmony with ecological systems.
All people have the right to healthy, clean, nutritious foods. What could be more fundamental than growing food and feeding communities?
Frontline communities are rising up to reclaim traditional and cultural farming knowledge, rebuild local food systems, and assert their rights to land and capital in order to farm sustainably and feed their communities.
The Six Food Sovereignty Principles
1. Focus on Food for People
4. Makes Decisions Locally
2. Value Food Providers
5. Build Knowledge and Skill
3. Localize Food Systems
6. Work with Nature
Food-Based, Value-Added Cottage Industries
CJA’s Food Sovereignty Platform and work plans will evolve through member-led processes during 2018-19. Stay Tuned!