- Publisher: Pluto Press
- ISBN: 9780745335940
- Price: $41.95 CAD
- Publication Date: Aug 2015
- Rights: Canada
- Pages: 192
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Struggle for Food Sovereignty
Alternative Development and the Renewal of Peasant Societies Today
Edited by Kin Chi Lau, Rémy Herrera
The Struggle for Food Sovereignty explores the problems faced by Southern and Northern family agricultures in the current neoliberal era. The contributors, who include Samir Amin, João Pedro Stedile and Utsa Patnaik, base their arguments on an understanding of the revival of peasant struggles for their social emancipation and legitimate right of access to land and food.
This collection is a response to the confusion which reigns surrounding how these urgent, global problems are understood and offers solutions as to how they should be approached. It understands that while there are common traits in how global capital goes after profit, the receptions on the ground differ. The authors, all experts in their fields, express the importance of the co-operation and cohesion of the various struggles taking place in different parts of the world, and how they must share a common vision for the future.
Presentation of the World Forum for Alternatives
List of Abbreviations
Introduction by Rémy Herrera and Kin Chi Lau
1. Theoretical Framework by Samir Amin
2. Latin America by João Pedro Stedile
3. Africa by Sam Moyo
4. Asia (I) by Erebus Wong and Jade Tsui Sit
5. Asia (II) by Utsa Patnaik
6. Oceania by Rémy Herrera and Poeura Tetoe
7. Europe by Gérard Choplin et al.
Conclusion by Rémy Herrera and Kin Chi Lau
About the Contributors
Bibliographical References and Further Readings
About the Authors
Kin Chi Lau is assistant Professor in the Department of Cultural Studies at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.
Rémy Herrera is an economist. He is researcher at the National Centre for Scientific Research at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.