This chapter discusses the emergence and evolution of food sovereignty as a vision, political project and social movement. We distinguish food sovereignty from food security and the right to food, while demonstrating that the relationship between these concepts is contested and constantly evolving. We also provide a brief overview of scholarly debates on food sovereignty by summarizing several key critiques and challenging questions that academics and activists are grappling with when analyzing its potential, politics and limitations. We argue that food sovereignty is about a whole lot more than food and agriculture. It is nothing less than an emancipatory political project for radical social change.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Critical Agrarian Studies|
|Editors||A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi, Kristina Dietz, Bettina Engels, Ben McKay|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing|
|Number of pages||12|
|ISBN (Print)||978 1 78897 245|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2021|
Bibliographical notePublisher Copyright:
© A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi, Kristina Dietz, Bettina Engels and Ben M. McKay 2021.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
- Social Sciences(all)
- Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
- Business, Management and Accounting(all)
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