Strategies for food sovereignty
Project zone : IITPD (Indian Institute of Training on Post Development ), Tamil Nadu, south India
Aim : To enable farming organisations and indigenous countries of the South to establish links with the North and take common action.
Course of action :
- organising meetings
- access to tools and material
- organising a pilot comity
- creating and circulating trilingual communication tools
Sharing among protagonists
This initiative comes from the Southern farming organisations wishing to share strategies and ideas. An encounter between different organisations striving for the same goals and encountering the same difficulties enabled them to coordinate simultaneous actions of solidarity.
The title; food and financial sovereignty for the people, refers to the people’s right to produce their own food and protect their commercial market, keeping those rights from falling into the hands of a select few.
3 different themes were addressed :
- access to land and water
- access to seeds
- and putting the notion of food sovereignty into effect
Three organisations from three different continents were among the thirty people present .
Ekta Parishad (India)
and The Assembly of the Poor (Thailand)