The right to adequate food is a human right. Still, more than 800 million people suffer from hunger, while half a billion suffer from obesity. Small scale farmers feed the majority of the world’s population. Still the current global food system does not support their rights. Instead, policies both on national, regional and international levels support investments in large scale industrial agriculture. Small scale farmers and social movements all over the world resist by developing sustainable alternatives to this dominant paradigm, both on policy and practical levels.
Panelists: Maria Canil Grave, vice president of CONAVIGUA, member organisation of CLOC/Vía Campesina, Guatemala, Mary Sakala, Rural Women´s Assembly, Zambia, Mr. A. Kathir, Executive director, Evidence, India, Pat Mooney, Researcher and Executive Director, ETC Group and laureater of Right Livelihood Award in 1985, Canada, Sylvia Kay, Researcher Transnational Institute, Netherlands, Torgny Östling, board member NordBruk/Vía Campesina Sweden
Moderator: Erik Halkjaer
Organizer: Afrikagrupperna, FIAN Sverige, Framtidsjorden, Latinamerikagrupperna och Svalorna Indien Bangladesh