Pastoral scene

Conference on Food Sovereignty

September 13, 2013

The Program in Agrarian Studies and the Journal of Peasant Studies are sponsored a conference titled “Food Sovereignty: A Critical Dialogue” at Yale on September 14–15, 2013. The conference brought together leading scholars and political activists who are advocates of and sympathetic to the idea of food sovereignty, as well as those who are skeptical of the concept, to foster a critical and productive dialogue on the issue. The purpose of the meeting was to examine what food sovereignty might mean, how it might be variously construed, and what policies (e.g. of land use, commodity policy, and food subsidies) it implies.