The 4th Special Conference for Food Sovereignty will take place in Santiago, Chile, on May 3-4, 2014. It is organized by the Alliance for Food Sovereignty of the People of Latin America and the Caribbean, and approximately 70 delegates from the entire continent will participate. The aim of the event is to propose and demand compliance of measures towards Food Sovereignty, the defense of native seeds, territories, rivers and seas, in addition to integral agrarian reform and dignified conditions for rural workers in order to ensure the human right to food. The activities include a women´s meeting, a dialogue on cattle farming within the framework of Food Sovereignty, and a regional consultation towards the Regional Conference of the FAO.
The Alliance for Food Sovereignty of the People of Latin America and the Caribbean is made up by regional networks of peasant organizations, rural women, indigenous people, agroecological and environmental movements, farmers and artisanal fisherfolk and coastal peoples. Real World Radio will cover this event from Santiago in the framework of the convergence of social movements´ communication media.
“It took us 20 years to start this dialogue” said the spokesperson of the Alliance for the Food Sovereignty of the Latin American and Caribbean Peoples, Francisca Rodríguez, to officials of the FAO Regional Office. There she demanded dialogues and real participation to face the territorial, environmental, economic and cultural attacks against communities that produce food in the continent. Read more
The 4th special conference for food sovereignty began in Santiago, capital of Chile, with a meeting focused on women linked to the food sovereignty of the peasant, worker, indigenous, agroecological, and fisherfolk sectors, in addition to organizations that work around Latin American and Caribbean processes. See gallery
The principle of Food Sovereignty gathers different social sectors in the development of public policy proposals, and among them, rural workers play an important role and are claiming visibility, respect for their rights, and state actions both at national and international level. Read more
Member of the National Association of Rural and Indigenous Women of Chile and the Political Coordination of the Latin American Coordination of Countryside Organizations (CLOC-Via Camepesina), Francisca Rodriguez is a leader in the global campaign to save native seeds that includes exposing several transnational corporations for their biodiversity privatizing policies. Read more
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