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Food, Agriculture and Rural Development

Around a billion people the world over are starving while over a billion others are overweight. Millions of peasants and small farmers who feed the world do not own the land they till and reap a mere fraction of the bounty that they produce while large transnational corporations with the backing of wealthy and powerful governments in the North control the global food system from seeds to supermarkets.  

For IBON, redressing this injustice requires that peoples, communities and countries must have the right and freedom to determine their own production systems which are ecologically, socially, economically and culturally appropriate to their unique circumstances – food sovereignty in short.  To this end, IBON International conducts trainings and researches, produces publications and engages in advocacy campaigns using food sovereignty as a normative framework. 

Food, Agriculture and Rural Development
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