Food Sovereignty

A Strategy for Confronting Poverty

Present approaches to alleviating poverty, which emphasise publically administered welfare programs, have proven unable to confront the challenges posed by globalization, a system where 'progress' itself generates poverty. Les mer
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Present approaches to alleviating poverty, which emphasise publically administered welfare programs, have proven unable to confront the challenges posed by globalization, a system where 'progress' itself generates poverty. This book instead emphasises autonomy and the role of direct action by local communities in developing countries. Given the success of global movements such as Via Campesina, which show the ability of local groups to effectively satisfy their own food needs, Barkin convincingly demonstrates that these strategies could be equally effective in both rural and urban contexts.

This book overturns much of the prevailing thought on development fixes and offers a forward looking means of reducing poverty while addressing the equally important issue of environmental sustainability. Through chapters exploring the history, theory and practice of food sovereignty, as well as outlining the practical steps for its implementation, Barkin demonstrates how it can serve as an excellent vehicle for mobilizing communities against poverty, hunger and environmental destruction.

Vital reading for those interested in poverty, development and contemporary rural and urban environmentalism, Food Sovereignty is will appeal to post-graduates and researchers in sociology, social theory, environmental economics and politics.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

1. Introduction
2. Food Sovereignty as an Alternative Institutional Framework to the Structural Generation of Poverty in a Market Economy
3. The Concept of Food Sovereignty and its Relation to Poverty Alleviation
4. The History and Practice of Food Sovereignty and its Impact on Social Welfare
5. The Experience of the Via Campesina
6. Urban Agricultural Experiences
7. An Institutional Design for Poverty Alleviation through Food Sovereignty
8. Building an Alternative Strategy

Om forfatteren

David Barkin is distinguished professor of economics at the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico. He was a founding member of the Ecodevelopment Center in 1974, for which he was awarded the National Prize in Political Economy. In 2015, he received the Georg Forster Award for Climate Related Research from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and is presently a visiting scholar at the Humboldt University in Berlin. His previous books include Wealth, Poverty and Sustainable Development (1998).