AFSA announced as winner of the 2016 Food Sovereignty Prize award

AFSA announced as winner of the 2016 Food Sovereignty Prize award

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13 September 2016

On August 31 2016, the well-deserved eighth annual Food Sovereignty Prize was awarded to the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA).

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The Food Sovereignty Prize champions real solutions to hunger, as opposed to the much-criticised World Food Prize. The US Food Sovereignty Alliance who awarded the prize states that, “this year’s winners are strident in their resistance to the corporate control of our food system” and that they instead “support small-scale farmers and communities, build unified networks, and prioritize the leadership of food providers, including women, farmworkers, peasants, indigenous peoples and other marginalized communities within the system”.

AFSA is coordinated by Million Belay, who is also the director of AgriCultures Network member MELCA Ethiopia.