17 Movements in South America Fighting for Food and Land Sovereignty
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Food sovereignty is a concept centered on power. It asserts not only that people should have enough food to eat, but that all people – peasants, women, landless producers, Indigenous people – have the right to reclaim power in the food system.
In South America, small-scale producers demonstrate their knowledge and efficiency by accounting for 82.9 percent of agricultural production on only 12.3 percent of the land, according to Oxfam International. As these producers continue to be underrepresented, under-resourced, and oppressed, the need for food sovereignty resonates deeply. Thankfully, there are many groups leveraging the power of people to promote their right to food and land.
This week, Food Tank is highlighting 17 organizations fighting for food and land sovereignty in South America: Asamblea Nacional Mapuche de Izquierda (ANMI), Chile; Confederación Nacional Agraria (CNA), Peru; Confederación Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador(CONAIE), Ecuador; Confederación de Pueblos, Organizaciones indígenas Campesinas del Ecuador (FEI), Ecuador; Coordinadora Nacional de Organizaciones de Mujeres Trabajadoras Rurales e Indígenas (CONAMURI), Paraguay; Confederación Sindical Única de Trabajadores Campesinos de Bolivia (CSUTCB), Bolivia; Federación Nacional de Organizaciones Campesinas, Indígenas, y Negras del Ecuador (FENOCIN), Ecuador; Frente Nacional Campesina Ezequiel Zamora (FNCEZ), Venezuela; La Red de Semillas, Uruguay; Latin American Agroecology Movement (MAELA), International; La Via Campesina (LVC), International; Mesa Coordinadora de Organizaciones Campesinas (MCNOC), Paragua; Movimento de Pescadores e Pescadoras Artesanais (MPP), Brazil; Movimiento Nacional Campesino Indígena (MNCI), Argentina; Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST), Brazil; National Association of Rural and Indigenous Women (ANAMURI), Chile; Red de Mujeres Rurales de Uruguay (RMRU), Uruguay.
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