2007 marked a key moment in which small-scale food producers and their allies established a shared vision of food sovereignty and developed strategies to make it a reality. Over time, a robust global movement for food sovereignty emerged, gaining significant political recognition and playing a key role towards the democratisation of global food and agricultural arenas, and also influencing food sovereignty policies in various national contexts.
However, our achievements are now under threat due to an extended period of systemic and multilayered crises. It is about time to come together again and evaluate what food sovereignty means in today’s reality and bring the power of people’s movements to flourish again. Together with leaders from different social movements historically committed to the food sovereignty agenda, this session will analyse the current global challenges and highlight strategies which are underway to counter this context, including the process towards the next global Nyéléni Forum to take place in India 2025.