Posted: September 23, 2014 at 12:12 am
The 2014 Food Sovereignty Prize Ceremony will be held at the Iowa Historical Building in Des Moines, IA on the 15th of October 2014.
* Details at www.foodsovereigntyprize.org
* For past recipients of the Food Sovereignty Prize, visit www.foodsovereigntyprize.org/the-honorees/.
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“Food sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems.”
Posted: September 16, 2013 at 3:16 pm
Food Week of Action – Sunday Oct. 11 through Sunday Oct. 18 – includes World Food Day (October 16) as well as the International Day for Rural Women (October 15) and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17).
Let the US Food Sovereignty Alliance and people near and far know what you have planned for October, the Food Week or World Food Day! Fill out the easy form below to get on the map.
People in the U.S. and worldwide are taking back their food systems – fighting for their land and waterways, reclaiming vacant lots, teaching others how to grow food, and developing local distribution systems – while simultaneously creating jobs, providing fresh food, preserving the environment, building rural-urban connections, advocating for just policies, and revitalizing their communities. Local control of seeds—by farmers, gardeners and seed keeping groups—is crucial for food security and food sovereignty.
2015 Priority Actions
1) With Farmworkers! Begin by Boycotting Sakuma Berries! Support Familias Unidas por la Justicia in their struggle for a union contract. boycottsakumaberries.com.
2) With Family Farmers! The Trans-Pacific Partnership will likely hurt small-scale family farmers, the environment and democracy. Learn more and stay tuned for actions.
3) With Food Workers! Watch for workers organizing in your area and support them. UCC has a great list of groups and ways to ‘Stand with Workers’.
4) 2015’s Climate Negotiations are critical to the health of the planet and the livelihoods of tens of millions of people. Learn about climate & food/farm connections and join with communities united for a just transition. Learn here 1 2 3 4 and take action here.
Other Actions and Activity Ideas
- Celebrate the Winners of the Food Sovereignty Prize. Learn about the 2015 winners at foodsovereigntyprize.org and register to attend the ceremony (gratis) in Des Moines, Iowa on October 14. Like www.facebook.com/FoodSovereigntyPrize for updates.
- Join the Zero Hunger Challenge
Individuals and groups can join ZHC, an initiative of the United Nations to raise awareness and build a movement around eliminating hunger.
- Share your food story with a captioned photo, video or written social media post (e.g. YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook), using the hashtag #myfoodstory via @e_alliance and @presbyhunger.
- Get your hands in the dirt: Plan a trip to your nearest farm to meet (and help!) the farmer and learn more about the challenges and joys of food production. Consider joining or starting a community garden. How-to and other ideas here: bit.ly/phpfoodfaith
- Celebrate local foods and knowledge: Organize a community fair that showcases local food producers and shares the stories of farmers and people involved in food justice.
To extend the Food Week of Action, join with others focusing on U.S. food issues on October 24.
Agroecology: Putting Food Sovereignty Into Action
WhyHunger is proud to release its first agroecology publication, Agroecology: Putting Food Sovereignty into Action. Y en español, Ponerla Soberanía Alimentaria en Práctica
Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance – Nourishing the World Sustainably: Scaling Up Agro-ecology
This draft discussion document presents the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance’s views and recommendations for Rio +20 on the need for further recognition of the full range of benefits of agro-ecological methods of food production and the support that is needed to use them on a wider scale.
Food Chain Avengers: A Food Justice & Worker Justice Comic Book
20 million people work in the food system in the U.S., joining millions around the world who labor on farms and in meat, poultry and food processing facilities, warehouses, grocery stores and restaurants. The food system is the largest employer in the U.S. and the majority of frontline food workers earn poverty wages. In the U.S., a third of food workers suffer from food insecurity and hunger.
International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science, and Technology for Development (IAASTD) Fact Sheet
The IAASTD, a major international scientific report, concludes that in order to feed 9 billion people in 2050, we urgently need to adopt the most effective and sustainable farming systems, and recommends a shift towards agro-ecology as a means of sustainably boosting food production and improving the situation of the poorest people and communities.
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Posted: May 30, 2013 at 1:55 pm
Support the US Food Sovereignty Alliance!
Donate to USFSA member groups to strengthen the food sovereignty movement in the United States.
Donate to the US Food Sovereignty Alliance!
Your gift will help ensure that all people have the right to healthy, culturally appropriate food, produced in an ecologically sound manner.
As a volunteer, member-based organization, you can be sure that your gift will be used where it is needed most. Donations will be used to support the Alliance’s Annual Assembly, to fund scholarships to ensure full participation in the Assembly, to plan and implement actions, events and campaigns emerging from the Alliance Teams, as well as to cover administrative support.
Equally important is your engagement in the Alliance. Consider organizational membership in the Alliance. Even if you are not a USFSA member, you can participate in the Alliance Teams, which you can learn about here.
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Posted: April 29, 2013 at 3:09 pm
Members of the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) took the lead at the Forward on Climate march of 35,000 people in DC, protesting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, and asking for limits on carbon pollution and investment in renewable energies. While in DC, five indigenous and First Nation women of the Women’s Earth Climate Caucus delivered a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency from IEN, Climate Justice Alignment and others calling for stronger action on climate change.
IEN is a member of the US Food Sovereignty Alliance and Simone Senogles co-chairs the Defense of Mother Earth Work Team with Sara Mersha of Grassroots International.