by Judith Hitchman

Background paper written at the request of the members of the Coordinating Committee of the Civil Society Mechanism of the Committee for Food Security and others present at the Budapest meeting in December 2011.

The Food Sovereignty movement, arguably the most powerful social movement of our times, is seeking to address these multiple challenges in diverse ways. The work of the food sovereignty movement to diversify, democratise, decentralise and distribute goods and services more fairly is arguably the most significant and vibrant expression of the emerging solidarity economy movement around the world.