Food Sovereignty Program highlights in 2008
The Nyeleni Forum was crucial in helping FoEI to frame its Food Sovereignty Program, continue to build its strategic alliance with La Via Campesina, and act more strongly at both the grassroots and international levels. In 2008, around 30 FoEI member groups from Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, El Salvador, England Wales & N Ireland, Guatemala, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Paraguay, Philippines, South Korea, Spain, Swaziland, Uruguay and the USA actively participated in FoEI’s Food Sovereignty Program, and worked in solidarity to advance the food sovereignty agenda globally.
The Food Sovereignty Program has been working hard over the past two years to cultivate international activities in line with its agreed framework and in support of local and national work towards food sovereignty. This includes strengthening the fight against GMOs, linking climate to agriculture, rebuilding FoEI’s work on trade and agriculture, developing a new line of work focusing on territories and land rights (and against agribusiness), capturing groups’ local work on building food sovereignty, and promoting international solidarity around those efforts.
In 2008, FoEI's Food Sovereignty Program was able to: