Food Justice and Sovereignty in the Americas

This book opens a space to reflect and debate around the inequalities in access to food, the marginalization of farmers and the environmental deterioration associated to food systems across the Americas, from three perspectives: the systemic focus, the interdiscipline, and the cross-cutting geographical contexts. The efforts of scientists from different disciplines, along with activists and photographers converge in this book, sharing their experiences and points of view, in order to build analytical schemes that transcend binary and normative thoughts around “good” and “bad” forms of production and eating, seeking to analyze the full complexity of food systems.

In theoretical terms, the text suggests a reflection around concepts such as food security, sovereignty and justice, analyzing the contributions and limitations of each as tools to understand the processes that hinder the access of the entire population to sufficient, quality food, in conditions of dignity (social, spatial and environmental).

At the same time, this text is also a space to share and imagine opportunities to build more fair and sustainable food systems, sharing and reflecting around some of the proposals that emerged as alternatives in different contexts.