By Amy Trauger
Food sovereignty is an rising discourse of empowerment and autonomy within the meals approach with the improvement of linked practices in rural and a few city areas. whereas literature on nutrition sovereignty has proliferated because the first utilization of the time period in 1996 on the Rome nutrition Summit, so much has been descriptive instead of explanatory in nature, and sometimes confuses foodstuff sovereignty with different pursuits and pursuits resembling substitute foodstuff networks, nutrients justice, or nutrition self-sufficiency.
This e-book is a suite of empirically wealthy and theoretically engaged papers throughout a huge geographical spectrum reflecting on what constitutes the politics and practices of nutrients sovereignty. They give a contribution to a theoretical hole within the foodstuff sovereignty literature in addition to a relative scarcity of empirical paintings on nutrition sovereignty within the international "North", a lot earlier paintings having focussed on Latin the United States. particular case reviews are integrated from Canada, Norway, Switzerland, southern Europe, united kingdom and united states, in addition to Africa, India and Ecuador.
The publication provides new learn at the emergence of nutrients sovereignties. It deals a large choice of empirical examples and a theoretically engaged framework for explaining the goals of actors and corporations operating towards autonomy and democracy within the meals procedure.