Leveraging urban policy for food sovereignty and human rights Think piece series Food for Thought No.3


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About leveraging urban policy for food sovereignty and human rights

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  • Paula Fernandez-Wulff
  • Christopher Yap

This paper considers how urban policy processes might be leveraged to contribute to the realisation of food sovereignty, “understood as the right of peoples to define their own food and agricultural systems”.

Specifically, it considers how rights-based social movements and community-based organisations have negotiated space, materially and politically, within urban policy processes in European cities, and what lessons might be drawn for social movements and activists working on food and agriculture-related issues.




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