Although there are several different working definitions of food security, all of which have evolved over time, the Food and Agriculture Organization FAO of the United Nations currently uses the following description:
|Join the Food Movement||Subscribe to Listserv Indigenous Food Sovereignty The food sovereignty movement is building around the world and while there is no universal definition, it can be described as the newest and most innovative approach to achieving the end goal of long term food security.|
Who are we and what do we do? Indigenous Peoples of Canada In a place where biological and cultural diversity lends itself well to tremendous localized abundance of traditional foods, Indigenous peoples throughout what is now known as the Dominion of Canada have developed distinct cultures based on traditional harvesting strategies including: Our traditional territories 98 nations in total in large part are defined by the major geographic regions and our cultures are defined by 11 major language groups.
Through participation in the B. Food Systems Network Annual Gathering and strategic planning meetings, the WGIFS was created for the purpose of increasing awareness of the underlying issues, concerns and strategies impacting food security in Indigenous communities.
The WGIFS seeks to apply culturally appropriate protocols and ancient ways of knowing through a consensus-based approach to critically analyzing issues, concerns and strategies as they relate to Indigenous food, land, culture, health, economics, and sustainability.
The WGIFS consists of members who provide input and leadership on ways to increase awareness and mobilize communities around the topic of Indigenous food sovereignty. The WGIFS strives to ensure Indigenous voices are carried from a strong and balanced representation and currently consists of participants from key communities and groups listed below in each of the major regions around the province of B.
The working group is inclusive of non-Indigenous advocates from settler communities and promotes cross cultural participation that is representative and balanced based on geography, community group and cultures.What is Food Sovereignty "Food Sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems.".
In its most basic sense food sovereignty asserts the right of people to define their own food systems by: Focusing on food for people: The right to food which is healthy and culturally appropriate is the basic legal demand underpinning food sovereignty.
Guaranteeing it requires policies which support diversified food production in each region and country. Focuses on food for people: The right to food which is healthy and culturally appropriate is the basic legal demand underpinning food sovereignty.
Food is not simply another commodity to be traded or speculated on for profit. The Urban Food Systems Symposium will be held August at The Commons Hotel in Minneapolis, MN. Our goal is to bring together a national and international audience of academic and research-oriented professionals to share and gain knowledge on urban food systems and the role they play in global food security.
Food and nutrition security, and food sovereignty: Antagonistic or complementary concepts? As a result of the food crisis, governments have turned their . Studies presented by Jean Ziegler as member of the Advisory Committee of the UN Human Rights Council and reports presented as UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food .