|Written by Secretariat, APRN|
|Friday, 01 October 2004 13:09|
Addressing poverty and hunger will never be just about the inherent right to food but moreso, it is about asserting the people's food sovereignty in food production and distribution. Food sovereignty is the right of peoples to define their own agriculture and food policies, to protect and regulate domestic agricultural production and trade to achive self-reliance in food and agriculture. As the world prepares for the 2006 World Forum Summit +10, people's organizations and advocates vowed to put Food Sovereignty in the official agenda of the Summit. This conference serves as the official kick-off towards this WSF +10 campaign.
About 500-1,000 farmers, women, fisherfolk, indigenous peoples, youth and NGO participants are expected to attend this Convention.
Organized by the People's Food Sovereignty Network Asia-Pacific and hosted by the Policy Research for Development Alternative (UBINIG), this conference hopes to provide analysis on current trends in food and agriculture, promote people's food sovereingty as alternative to solve problems in food and agriculture, prepare people's interevention for the 6th WTO Ministerial Conference and other regional/bilateral agreements and to promote and strengthen local, national and popular movements and intiatives.
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