This report titled “Towards Democratic Food Systems In Asia: Forging A Collective Path” provides an overview of the vibrant discussions that took place during the Regional Meeting on Food Sovereignty that was held in Surin Province, Thailand, from March 24 to 30, 2023.
The meeting brought together food sovereignty activists and practitioners from Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, and Sri Lanka in order to identify and address gaps in food sovereignty as a paradigm, practice, and movement, and to build on the lessons from the 2019 Regional Food Sovereignty Conference in Chachoengsao (the event report of which can be found here).
Through the sharing of knowledge, experiences, and practices, the conference examined the evolving challenges confronting small-scale food providers and consumers, discussed grassroots and social movement based responses to these challenges (in part through the engagement of social movements, government institutions, and multilateral fora), and facilitated the exchange of knowledge and experiences on established and emerging community-driven alternative practices.
Report compiled by Isaak Heller.
Photos by Phun Phearun and Ridan Sun.
- Focus on the Global South
- Community of Agroecology Foundation (CAEF)
- Alternative Agriculture Network (AAN)