Angelo Rinella Helen Okoronko

Food sovereignty and the right to food

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The "food sovereignty" expresses a complex concept, the key elements of which are of political, social and economic nature. It is a political plan that is alternative to the neoliberal model, currently dominating the agro-food sector. Against this hegemony, proponents of food sovereignty are calling for reforms and regulations to democratize the decision-making processes governing the food chain and for the recognition of the right to food as a fundamental human right. The essay examines the concept of food sovereignty in its evolution and highlights its fundamental features. Considering the necessity of translating the political agenda of the food sovereignty into a regulatory plan, this article addresses the issue of constitutionalization of food sovereignty and the right to food, specifically focusing on Latin America experiences. It points out the inadequacy of a purely formal constitutionalization.


  • Food Sovereignty
  • the Right to Food
  • Global Food System
  • Constitution
  • Democracy


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