Reduction of Hunger and Poverty and the Social and Solidarity Economy

Abstract - EN

Ending poverty and hunger is intrinsically linked to a need for system change. This change implies community empowerment and shifting to a social and solidarity economy (SSE)-based system. It implies ensuring decent work and income that enable people to access healthy, agroecologically-grown food as a human right. Community Land Trusts are an essential tool to protect the land from property speculation. Community Supported Agriculture is based on shared risks and benefits. There are also different ways of ensuring access to affordable food for consumers and decent income for producers. Ending hunger and poverty needs to be based on a human rights approach and paradigm change to the SSE.