Convergence–as an objective and as a process–designates the coming together of different social actors across strategic, political, ideological, sectoral and geographic divides. In this paper, we analyze the global food sovereignty movement (GFSM) as a convergence space, with a focus on constituencies and quotas as tools to maintain diversity while facilitating convergence. We show how the use of constituencies and quotas has supported two objectives of the GFSM: alliances building and effective direct representation in global policy-making spaces. We conclude by pointing to some convergence challenges the GFSM faces as it expands beyond its agrarian origins.
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- Alliance building
- convergence space
- food sovereignty
- global governance
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
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- Research Institute for Sustainability, Equity and Resilience - CAWR Senior Research Fellow