Farming Matters | 33.1 | April 2017

This issue of Farming Matters is about food sovereignty. Food sovereignty is a self-organised, grassroots response to today’s problematic food and farming system. Diverse people, such as producers, consumers, peasants, migrant farm workers and urban citizens, to name a few, are uniting around initiatives to regain control over their food and natural resources.

The experiences presented here address interwoven issues related to production, processing, trade and consumption of food. Together they highlight the value of tackling policy at multiple levels while at the same time taking practice into your own hands.




Editorial: Food Sovereignty from the ground up by Adam Payne, Stanka Becheva, ILEIA
Agroecology for food sovereignty by Leonardo van den Berg, Margriet Goris, Heitor Mancini Teixeira, Irene Maria Cardoso, Izabel Maria Botelho