Featuring: Inner city garden tours, indigenous cooking demo, forum building discussions, cultural evening, fresh produce market, documentaries, a people’s parliament to launch the people’s food... Read More
The campaign officially launched on the 28th of February 2015. Over 50 organizations and movements from around the country participated in the launch. Food Sovereignty... Read More
Who are we?
Food Sovereignty is a Right! No to Hunger! Yes to Dignity! We can only end hunger and feed South Africa through Food Sovereignty Learn More
We came together at the Assembly through our shared understanding that we have a crisis-ridden corporate and globalised food system that is responsible for worsening social, health and climate challenges, and which is coinciding with increasing state failure in relation to regulating our food regime and ensuring much needed agrarian transformation. Climate shocks are already impacting negatively on our food system with volatile food prices, droughts, heavy rainfall and flooding. This necessitates advancing food sovereignty to ensure our food and water needs are not compromised and ordinary citizens have the means to meet food production and consumption needs on their terms in the midst of the climate crisis.
But that’s not the only instance of extending legal rights to nonhuman entities. New Zealand took a radically different approach in 2014 with the Te Urewera Act which granted an 821-square-mile forest the legal status of a person. The forest is sacred to the Tūhoe people, an indigenous group of the Maori. For them Te Urewera is an ancient and ancestral homeland that breathes life into their culture. The forest is also a living ancestor. The Te Urewera Act concludes that “Te Urewera has an identity in and of itself” and thus must be its own entity with “all the rights, powers, duties, and liabilities of a legal person”. Te Urewera holds title to itself. ... See MoreSee Less