CAGJ /AGRA Watch is proud to be co-hosting the award ceremony for the 8th annual Food Sovereignty Prize at Town Hall on Saturday October 15, and very excited to announce that our partners in AFSA – Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa – were awarded the prize, along with Farmworker Association of Florida!
“Lauded as an alternative to the World Food Prize, the Food Sovereignty Prize champions real solutions to hunger and is recognized by social movements, activists and community-based organizations around the world. The 2016 honorees are strident in their resistance to the corporate control of our food system, including false solutions of biotechnology that damage the planet while exacerbating poverty and hunger. Their programs and policies support small-scale farmers and communities, build unified networks, and prioritize the leadership of food providers, including women, farmworkers, peasants, indigenous peoples and other marginalized communities within the system.”
For event updates and more information on the prize and this year’s winners visit www.foodsovereigntyprize.org, follow the Food Sovereignty Prize at facebook.com/FoodSovereigntyPrize and join the conversation on Twitter (#foodsovprize).
Read the full press release here, to learn all about the Eighth Annual Food Sovereignty Prize
You can Register for the event now at this link, and please share widely!