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Food, Culture and Justice - Food Sovereignty Prize

Food Sovereignty Prize 2010

Each year, the International Links Committee of Community Food Security Coalition selects a prize winner who:

* promotes food sovereignty by raising public awareness, on-the-ground action, or developing and implementing programs and policies
* recognize the importance of collective action in bringing about social change
* recognizes global linkages in food sovereignty work, and
* demonstrates clear recognition of the importance of women in agriculture and food issues

CFSC is pleased to announce that Family Farm Defenders will receive the 2010 Food Sovereignty Prize at the 14th Annual Conference, Food, Culture & Justice in New Orleans, Louisiana. The award ceremony will take place on Monday, October 18 at 9:30 am.

Since 1994, Family Farm Defenders has worked tirelessly in the name of food sovereignty for farmers, fishers and laborers around the world. Read more about Family Farm Defenders below.

In addition to the Prize, Honorable Mentions have been awarded to the following organizations:

* The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, United States
* ROPPA (The Network of West African Peasant and Agricultural Producers' Organizations), West Africa
* Small Planet Fund The Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty, Canada

The 2010 Food Sovereignty Prize is generously supported by the Small Planet Fund, the Lawson Valentine Foundation and WhyHunger.

Format of Event: 
Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 21:00 - Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 17:00
New Orleans, Louisianna