Food Sovereignty wasn't around as a concept when Bill Mollison and David Holmgren wrote the first books on Permaculture. It was another 20 years, in the mid-1990's when the Mexican peasant movement La Via Campesina came to prominence and presented Food Sovereignty as a way to speak about their struggles over control of food, land, water, and livelihoods.
The Permaculture concept had started earlier but with very much the same alignment of thinking about the need for communities to regain control in improving their lives and taking a holistic and environmentally aware approach. There is a strong similarity in the originating motivation for food sovereignty and Permaculture.
Permaculture Australia is pleased to announce that we are joining with the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance and the Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network so that Permaculture groups, organisations and individuals can showcase their Permaculture projects to the public during Fair Food Week 2015 (FFW). The week is a promotion of Food Sovereignty.
Events can be as simple as a public conversation, a shared meal, film night, an open garden or open farm event, a workshop. It's an opportunity to share your ideas and skills about food and have an event to promote localised production and healthy communities.
You will find graphics for your events and copies of the FFW logos to put up on your website on the FFW website for you to download and use.List your Fair Food Week event here
Fair Food Week celebrates the 2015 International Year of Soil which aims to aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions.
Fair Food Week opens on World Food Day, 16 October 2015. This is the UN day for attention to the first Millennium Development Goal – to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. There are an estimated 800 million people chronically hungry and undernourished in the world today.
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View pdf of the State of the World — Food Report