The recent Declaration of the International Forum for Agroecology is one of the key reference documents for the Hands on the Land Alliance when it comes to defining food sovereignty and agroecology.The declaration was drafted in Nyéléni, Mali in February 2015 by a large number of representatives from diverse organisations and international movements of small-scale food producers and consumers, including peasants, indigenous peoples and communities, family farmers, rural workers, herders and pastoralists, fisherfolk and urban people.
According to the declaration, agroecology is the answer to how to transform and repair our material reality in a food system and rural world that has been devastated by industrial food production and its so-called Green and Blue Revolutions. Agroecology is seen as a key form of resistance to an economic system that puts profit before life. Within a food sovereignty framework, it can offer us a collective path forward from the multiple crises of climate, food, environmental, public health and others.
Read the whole declaration on the website of the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty (IPC)