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Soberania Alimentar | defendendo o horizonte ~ água


sexta-feira dia 26 de Outubro, a partir das 20.30h no RDA 69  
(Rua Regueirão dos Anjos, nº 69)
O Projecto270 inicia um ciclo de jantares/conversas sobre o conceito de Soberania Alimentar, no âmbito da globalização da luta na defesa do bem comum.  

 o jantar será servido a partir das 20.30h
 a conversa terá início às 21.30h 

O primeiro tema a ser abordado será a água, um bem comum essencial à vida do planeta, no qual o modelo industrial/financeiro foca as suas atenções com o objectivo de o privatizar, deste modo, contribuindo ainda mais para a exclusão social e a violência que lhe é inerente.
Num momento em que pessoas de todo o mundo ganham consciência da importância na defesa do bem comum, tendo a percepção cada vez mais nítida do jogo de casino para o qual são empurradas. Como ficar de fora e promover a falência deste jogo?
Poderá o projecto de Soberania Alimentar contribuir como alternativa ao modelo económico neo-liberal, contribuindo igualmente na luta contra as alterações climáticas e a perda de biodiversidade global? Poderá alimentar uma população mundial cada vez mais numerosa sem depredar os recursos naturais?


O tema da água é inseparável da Soberania Alimentar / The issue of water is inseparable from Food Sovereignty

European Coordination Via Campesina, position paper - March 2012

Food Sovereignty guarantees that the rights to use and manage land, water, seeds, livestock and biodiversity and should remain in the hands of those who produce the food. (Nyeleni declaration 2007).

The Food Sovereignty movement is well aware of the fact that the struggle for water is part of the broader current context of privatisation of nature that is promoted by the policies introduced by the WTO, the IMF and the World Bank, the World Water Council and the CAP. As we have previously stated on the question of seeds and land, the struggle for water is an integral part of our strategy for introducing Food Sovereignty and preventing all forms of privatisation.

For ECVC, water is a resource that should be considered as a Commons, and managed by public authorities as a common good. We are against the privatisation and commodification of water. Access to water for all is a social and human right, (a right that is shared by all life) ; it is fundamental and indispensable to all life and to the identity of communities. Water is neither a good that can be privatised nor a tool for market speculation.

 Rights “to” and “of” water in the perspective of Food Sovereignty

The water cycle is central to our preoccupations and reflections. Water rights involve the constant and integral respect of the water cycle. If we are unable to guarantee the respect of the water cycle, the availability of water will be undermined. The right “of” water is a prerequisite of the right “to” water. +...


 Miguel Altieri: Why is agroecology the solution to hunger and food security?


Food movements, agroecology, and the future of food and farming. Today, a billion people live in hunger. Peak oil and environmental degradation threaten the food security of billions more, particularly with half the world's population living in urban environments where they are dependent on industrially produced and imported food. A transition is urgently needed, but how? What alternative policies can enable communities to realise their own food security in the face of environmental challenges, while also improving livelihoods, building resilience, and conserving ecosystems? Many food-related movements have already emerged around the world, but what ongoing challenges do they face? 


The Commons

The idea of the commons is experiencing a timely resurgence as access to resources has becomes more limited and increasingly corporatised for the benefit of the few to the detriment of the rest of society. The commons historically refers to land that was used to grow food that was controlled by the local community to provide for the local community’s needs. The opposing force that destroys the commons is the enclosure. Enclosures occur when common resources are usurped by private interests thus destroying the essence of commonality. The consequences are that the commons become restricted to those with economic power. It was the Enclosures Acts in the UK that took the common land away from the people, forcing them into a wage-based economy that they no longer had direct control over. It should be noted that many of the resources needed to sustain life are now enclosed such as food, land, knowledge, culture, technology and buildings have ironically been built on the labour of the many. The commons movement seeks to reclaim what is rightfully everyone’s. This is a rapidly growing movement that exists in all aspects of culture: through the creative commons software model, land reform campaigns, community gardens to community libraries. We believe that reclaiming the commons is key to producing a permanent culture that benefits all. 



Water: The Carrier and Matrix of Life 





Fritjof Capra, physicist and author, describes Leonardo da Vinci's fascination with water. "Water is the extension and humor (nourishing fluid) of all living forms. Without it, nothing can maintain its form."



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