A small number of multinational agribusinesses control our current food system, leading to the loss of local control and widespread prioritization of profit over people. Through strong policies that create fair prices for producers, we can achieve a just, locally controlled food system that meets the needs of producers and their communities everywhere. Food sovereignty, people who produce food together with those who eat it reclaiming power, is key to rebalancing the scales. As the final webinar in the Disparity to Parity webinar series, this virtual event explored the intertwined relationship between food sovereignty, the right to food, and parity.
- Moderating: Nettie Wiebe (former President of National Farmers’ Union Canada; organic farmer)
- Onika Abraham (Executive Director, Farm School NYC) Heather Retberg (Quill’s End Farm)
- Indra Shekhar Singh (Agricultural Policy Analyst and Writer)
- Monika Castillo (Unión Nacional de Organizaciones Regionales Campesinas Autónomas/National Union of Autonomous Regional Peasant Organizations; La Via Campesina)
- Final Remarks: Niaz Dorry (Executive Director, National Family Farm Coalition)
This webinar was co-hosted by the National Family Farm Coalition and American University Center for Environment, Community & Equity. We’d like to thank our sponsors at Action Aid, Food Solutions New England, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Wisconsin Farmers Union, Northeast Organic Farming Association, National Young Farmers Coalition, Agrarian Trust, Food and Water Watch, and the North American Marine Alliance!