New Featured Article!

“Food Sovereignty”

June 9, 2017

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month’s article—”Food Sovereignty: A New Rights Framework for Food and Nature?”—comes from Volume 2 (2011). In her article, Hannah Wittman reviews the origins of the concept of food sovereignty and its theoretical and methodological development as an alternative approach to food security, building on a growing interdisciplinary literature on food sovereignty in the social and agroecological sciences.

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Community garden in Venezuela growing food in a local fire station. The food used to make meals for firefighters on shift, as well as for the local community. Supported by the state organization CIARA with training, resources, and tools (photo by Global Justice Now via Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0).



HANNAH WITTMAN 
is assistant professor of environmental sociology and Latin American studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. She conducts collaborative research on local food systems, agrarian social movements, and agrarian citizenship with the Landless Rural Workers Movement and La Via Campesina in Brazil and with local networks in British Columbia. She has published articles in the Journal of Rural Studies, Journal of Peasant Studies, the Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Land Degradation and Development and Human Organization, and is co-editor of Food Sovereignty: Reconnecting Food, Nature and Community (2010) and Food Sovereignty in Canada: Creating Just and Sustainable Food Systems (2011).

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