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The State of Family Farms in the World
2014 was the United Nations’ International Year of Family Farming, yet the importance of family farming for global food security is still surprisingly poorly documented. In a review of agriculturalExpand
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Reworking the metabolic rift: La Vía Campesina, agrarian citizenship, and food sovereignty
Amidst increasing concerns about climate change, food shortages, and widespread environmental degradation, a demand is emerging for ways to resolve longstanding social and ecological contradictionsExpand
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Food Sovereignty: A New Rights Framework for Food and Nature?
Food sovereignty, as a critical alternative to the concept of food security, is broadly defi ned as the right of local peoples to control their own food systems, including markets, ecologicalExpand
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Farmers, foodies and First Nations: getting to food sovereignty in Canada
This paper examines how the concept and framework of food sovereignty has been incorporated in food policy agendas across diverse sectors of Canadian society, particularly in the work and discourseExpand
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Food sovereignty: an alternative paradigm for poverty reduction and biodiversity conservation in Latin America
Strong feedback between global biodiversity loss and persistent, extreme rural poverty are major challenges in the face of concurrent food, energy, and environmental crises. This paper examines theExpand
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Scaling up alternative food networks: farmers’ markets and the role of clustering in western Canada
Farmers’ markets, often structured as non-profit or cooperative organizations, play a prominent role in emerging alternative food networks of western Canada. The contribution of these social economyExpand
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Linking Local Food Systems and the Social Economy? Future Roles for Farmers' Markets in Alberta and British Columbia†
Often organized as grassroots, nonprofit organizations, many farmers' markets serve as strategic venues linking producers and consumers of local food while fulfilling multiple social, economic, andExpand
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Neoliberal Natures on the Farm: Farmer Autonomy and Cooperation in Comparative Perspective
Abstract The struggle over autonomy in farming is emblematic of the philosophical and practical tensions inherent in solving multi-scalar environmental issues. We explore the multiplicities ofExpand
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What Difference Does a Visit Make? Changes in Animal Welfare Perceptions after Interested Citizens Tour a Dairy Farm
Citizens’ concerns about farm animal welfare are often dismissed on the assumption that they are not well informed about farming practices. We conducted exploratory surveys of interested citizens (nExpand
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