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Leveraging urban policy for food sovereignty and human rights

Fernandez-Wulff, P. and Yap, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-8629-2360 (2018). Leveraging urban policy for food sovereignty and human rights. Amsterdam and Heidelberg: Transnational Institute and FIAN International for Hands on the Land, ISSN 2589-6806.


What do booming cities and urban processes mean for the future of food systems? This paper considers how urban policy processes might be leveraged to contribute to the realisation of food sovereignty, “understood as the right of peoples to define their own food and agricultural systems.” Specifically, it considers how rights-based social movements and community-based organisations have negotiated space, materially and politically, within urban policy processes in European cities, and what lessons might be drawn for social movements and activists working on food and agriculture-related issues.

Publication Type: Monograph (Other)
Additional Information: This article by Paula Fernandez-Wulff & Christopher Yap was originally published on under a Creative Commons Licence Contents of the report may be quoted or reproduced for non-commercial purposes, provided that the source of information is properly cited. TNI and FIAN International would appreciate receiving a copy or link of the text in which this document is used or cited. Please note that for some images the copyright may lie elsewhere and copyright conditions of those images should be based on the copyright terms of the original source.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Healthcare Services Research & Management
Date available in CRO: 20 Sep 2021 09:29
Date deposited: 20 September 2021
Date of first online publication: 8 May 2018
Text - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0.

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