Innovating new (food) democracies

Excellent discussion by Jahi Chappell (regular commenter on this blog and collaborator of mine) and Jill Carson — originally published on IATP’s Think Forward blog (follow the links through Jahi’s blog). Reblogged here — hope you find it interesting!

Beginning to End Hunger: AgroEcoPeople

Latest blog, reposted from IATP’s Think Forward blog:

Inventing new (food) democracies

Posted August 1, 2014 by Dr. M. Jahi Chappell  and  Jill Carlson

Used under creative commons license from colorblindpicaso.

Food democracy must start from the bottom-up, at the level of villages, regions, cities, and municipalities. – UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food Olivier De Schutter in March 2014

Olivier De Schutter recently finished his widely acclaimed term as the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food. During his 6-year tenure, he called for a “radically and democratically-redesigned” food system. In his closing address, he highlighted the significant changes he has witnessed: the small-scale food producers having a more visible voice in decision-making; the growing number of local initiatives that create a ‘transition from below’ for a more sustainable food system; and ‘agroecology’ becoming a part…

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