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Building Alliances for Food Sovereignty: La Vía Campesina, NGOs, and Social Movements

Alternative Agrifood Movements: Patterns of Convergence and Divergence

ISBN: 978-1-78441-090-2, eISBN: 978-1-78441-089-6

ISSN: 1057-1922

Publication date: 3 December 2014

Abstract

This chapter examines La Vía Campesina’s strategy of consolidating strategic alliances in its global struggle to build food sovereignty. After discussing some of La Vía Campesina’s initial challenges in working with nongovernmental organizations we focus on two case studies: first, La Vía Campesina’s work with Veterinarios Sin Fronteras, based in Spain, and second, the International Planning Committee on Food Sovereignty. In both cases we analyze some of the convergences and divergences experienced by the social actors in efforts to build strategic alliances.

Citation

Desmarais, A.A., Rivera-Ferre, M.G. and Gasco, B. (2014), "Building Alliances for Food Sovereignty: La Vía Campesina, NGOs, and Social Movements", Alternative Agrifood Movements: Patterns of Convergence and Divergence (Research in Rural Sociology and Development, Vol. 21), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 89-110. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1057-192220140000021009

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