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Welcome to the US Food Sovereignty Alliance

Posted: February 7, 2014 at 8:31 am

The US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) works to end poverty, rebuild local food economies, and assert democratic control over the food system. We believe all people have the right to healthy, culturally appropriate food, produced in an ecologically sound manner. As a US-based alliance of food justice, anti-hunger, labor, environmental, faith-based, and food producer groups, we uphold the right to food as a basic human right and work to connect our local and national struggles to the international movement for food sovereignty.

Call to Action! World Food Day & Food Week of Action

Posted: February 7, 2014 at 10:46 am

The US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) Calls on Individuals and Organizations to Celebrate World Food Day and the Food Week of Action!
World Food Day – October 16, 2014
Food Week of Action – October 12-19, 2014

World Food Day reminds us that everyone has the right to be able to feed herself and her family. Yet our current systems are depriving nearly a billion people around the world (and in the U.S.) of the basic necessity and dignity of sufficient, culturally appropriate and healthy food. 

So we must turn our unjust food and farming system upside-down and focus our energy, organizing and resources on rebuilding local food economies — everywhere! Therefore, the US Food Sovereignty Alliance joins with La Via Campesina, the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance and food sovereignty movements locally and globally to fight against multinational corporations responsible for privatizing seeds and for promoting chemical-dependent, industrial-scale forms of agriculture and fisheries that bankrupt, displace, and exploit fishers, farmers, farmworkers, and other food workers. At the same time, we celebrate and are mobilizing to establish a rainbow array of diverse and resilient communities and agro-ecological food production around the world.  

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Check out the latest Nyéléni Newsletter

Posted: December 11, 2013 at 12:43 pm

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The international Nyéléni newsletteraims to be the voice of the international movement for Food Sovereignty . Its main goal is to strengthen the grassroots voices of the movement by providing simple material on food sovereignty issues and creating a space – for individuals and organizations involved in the struggle – to exchange their experiences and share information.

Subscribe to the Nyéléni Newsletter!

 

And check out other Resources and Publications on food sovereignty, plus the excellent resource Harvesting Justice, from USFSA member Other Worlds.

MEDIA ADVISORY—FOOD SOVEREIGNTY PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENT

Posted: August 13, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Winners of the 5th Annual Food Sovereignty Prize—an alternative to the World Food Prize—announced today, Aug. 13, 2013, by the US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA).

This year’s Honorees are producing sustainable anti-hunger solutions around the world and stand in sharp contrast to this year’s World Food Prize winners, Monsanto and Syngenta. Food Sovereignty Prize winners are grassroots initiatives that are building solutions to poverty and hunger, and resisting the corporate control of food and trade systems.

Winner:
Group of 4, Dessalines Brigade/Via Campesina, Haiti & South America

Honorable Mentions:
Basque Country Peasants’ Solidarity (EHNE), Basque Country
Coordination of Peasant Organizations (CNOP), Mali
Tamil Nadu Women’s Collective (TNWC), India

Meet the winners

The US Food Sovereignty Alliance will honor these four inspiring groups at the Fifth Annual Food Sovereignty Prize Ceremony on Oct 15, 2013, in NYC. Shirley Sherrod, former USDA regional director and long-time advocate for family farmers, will give the keynote address. Register by clicking here or on the graphic below!

2013 Food Sov Prize evite

Visit http://foodsovereigntyprize.org/ for updates and background.

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