Food sovereignty, gender and everyday practice: the role of Afro-Colombian women in sustaining localised food systems

Date

2020

Authors

Turner, Katherine L.
Idrobo, C. Julián
Desmarais, Annette Aurélie
Peredo, Ana Maria

Journal Title

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Volume Title

Publisher

The Journal of Peasant Studies

Abstract

While social and political movements are the scale of action most often identified with food sovereignty-related struggles, everyday provisioning practices are critical for sustaining the distinctiveness and relative autonomy of localised food systems. We examine gendered provisioning in a Colombian, Afro-descendent community as a case study of how food sovereignty is enacted in daily life. Women's everyday food provisioning practices nourish households, sustain socio-cultural and ecological relationships, and maintain greater self-sufficiency within market economy integration processes. Deeper analysis of gendered provisioning highlights complexities, power relationships and challenges within localised food systems and refines understandings of gender dimensions of food sovereignty.

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Keywords

food sovereignty, gender, everyday practice, local food systems, provisioning

Citation

Turnera, K. L., Idrobob, C. J., Desmaraisc, A. A. & Peredoa, A. M. (2020). Food sovereignty, gender and everyday practice: the role of Afro-Colombian women in sustaining localised food systems. The Journal of Peasant Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/03066150.2020.1786812