2013 Food Sovereignty Prize: Call for Nominations

“Food sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems.”

The US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA), of which WhyHunger is a founding member, is proud to announce that it is accepting nominations for the 2013 Food Sovereignty Prize. Since 2009, the Food Sovereignty Prize has been awarded to an organization advancing the cause of food sovereignty through education and direct collective action. Prize winners must also have implemented programs and policies that prioritize the leadership of women, indigenous peoples, people of color, migrant workers and other food providers in the global food movement.

Last October, WhyHunger co-hosted the fourth annual Food Sovereignty Prize ceremony in New York City, honoring grassroots organizations from Korea, Sri Lanka, Honduras, and the US. The event, which also featured UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Olivier De Schutter and music from musician and activist Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman, brought the issue of food sovereignty to a larger audience through widespread media coverage.

The 2013 Food Sovereignty Prize will be awarded by the US Food Sovereignty Alliance, a US-based collaboration of food justice, anti-hunger, labor, environmental, faith-based, and family farming and fishing organizations. The USFSA works to connect local and national struggles for food justice with the international movement for food sovereignty to uphold the right to food as a public good and basic human necessity.

The deadline for nominations is May 20.

Read the Call for Nominations and submit a nomination: www.foodsovereigntyprize.org. French and Spanish versions available.

Past recipients of the Food Sovereignty Prize: www.foodsovereigntyprize.org/the-honorees/

Learn more about food sovereignty: www.foodsovereigntyprize.org/about-fs/

Questions: Email foodsovprize@gmail.com

India Rodgers