Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745335940 Published September 2015 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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The Struggle for Food Sovereignty

Alternative Development and the Renewal of Peasant Societies Today

Edited by Remy Herrera and Kin Chi Lau

The Struggle for Food Sovereignty

Edited by Remy Herrera and Kin Chi Lau

Distributed for Pluto Press

224 pages | 5 1/3 x 8 1/2 | © 2015
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745335940 Published September 2015 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745335957 Published September 2015 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Food sovereignty—or the right of a people to operate and control their own food and agricultural systems—has all but disappeared throughout much of the world, usurped by multinational corporations engaging in industrialized farming and global trade. The Struggle for Food Sovereignty examines the prospects and struggles of family farms, peasants, and others in the fight for control over local sustenance and rights of access to land and food. The authors examine the issues in both the global north and south, finding a common vision even amid apparently radically differing political and economic conditions.
Contents
Presentation of the World Forum for Alternatives
List of Abbreviations
Introduction by Rémy Herrera and Kin Chi Lau
1. Theoretical Framework by Samir Amin
2. Latin America by João Pedro Stedile
3. Africa by Sam Moyo
4. Asia (I) by Erebus Wong and Jade Tsui Sit
5. Asia (II) by Utsa Patnaik
6. Oceania by Rémy Herrera and Poeura Tetoe
7. Europe by Gérard Choplin et al.
Conclusion by Rémy Herrera and Kin Chi Lau
About the Contributors
Bibliographical References and Further Readings
Index
Review Quotes
Philip McMichael, Cornell University
The Struggle for Food Sovereignty cogently underscores the global threat of financialization to family farming, identifying possibilities for peasant mobilization to protect land, food and society. It complements extant food sovereignty analyses, breathing new life and meaning into the agrarian question.”­
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