Food Sovereignty and the Contemporary Food Crisis Peter Rosset

This article examines the current global food price crisis, identifying both long- and short-term causes. It argues that to escape the crisis, countries must rebuild and protect domestic peasant and family farmer food production and public inventories. The ‘food sovereignty’ paradigm put forth by the global peasant and farmer alliance, La Via Campesina, may well offer our only way out of the current conundrum.

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