Food Sovereignty and The Regeneration Of Terraced Landscapes

Michel Pimbert

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    The emerging food sovereignty paradigm offers a viable alternative for food, farming and well−being in terraced landscapes and the territories they are embedded in. This paper first defines ‘food sovereignty’ and briefly describes the origins and history of this policy framework for food and agriculture. The second part of this paper then discusses some of the key ecological, economic, political and social challenges for the spread of food sovereignty to more people and places. The paper argues that by putting farmers and other people at the centre, food sovereignty can allow the historically important architects and custodians of terraced landscapes to regenerate local ecologies, economies, and cultures as part of a new modernity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)779-794
    Number of pages16
    JournalANNALES Series Historia et Sociologia
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2018

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    • food sovereignty
    • terraced landscapes
    • agroecology and circular systems,
    • local economic regeneration
    • democracy
    • redefining modernity and well being


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