The Food and Agriculture Sector and the Social and Solidarity Economy

Abstract - EN

Industrial agriculture controls the food system with food itself being commodified, making it difficult to implement the human right to food and health. Various aspects of access to land, seeds and water are involved. SSE provides tools such as Community Land Trusts, community seed banks and the fundamental approach of agroecology. Alternative frameworks to the industrial paradigm for production and consumption exist, as do public policies that are generally most easily implemented by local government. Food sovereignty and social movements are the frameworks of counter-power that are pursued by SSE.