30 Jan 2012 Philippines: Resilience and Food Security: Raising the Voices of Rural Women
People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS)
The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) is a growing network of grassroots food producers, particularly of peasant-farmer organizations and their support NGOs, working towards a People’s Convention on Food Sovereignty. PCFS’s chief aim is to develop and promote food sovereignty as an alternative platform against neo-liberal globalization on food and agriculture policies. Aware that women of the global south are key actors in food production, with over 60% of women in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia involved in the agricultural sector, PCFS wants to strengthen the voices, perspectives and knowledge of rural women in the ever-evolving and highly technical discourse on food security and advocacy on the right to food. This project seeks to produce multi-media documentation in video and book form providing first-hand knowledge from grassroots communities to enable greater opportunities for recognition and respect for women’s perspectives, complementing the traditional information materials. It will also allow for wider dissemination to broader audiences in forwarding and gaining support for specific gendered demands for food sovereignty and consolidating people’s advocacy for policy alternatives.
Contact: Mr. Roy Anunciacion