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Right to food: Food sovereignty and fair trade

36 UEG del 15 AL 19 de julio

Date: 15 july 2019 at 09:30 to 14:30. Monday.


Place: Centre Internacional de Gandia de la UV


Workshop encompassed in the 36th Summer University of Gandia


The course defends the right to have enough food to keep our sovereignty. If we allow that the interests of food industries and large corporations establishes the socio-environmental conditions and the prices of the food we eat and produce, our present and our future will worsen. The right to food sovereignty allows responsible consumption and production. The 5-hour workshop allows exploring the tensions and synergies among the rights of the people that work in agroecology, extensive livestock farming and sustainable fishing in our local environment and poor countries, as well as the right of the consumers. The right to a sustainable future for all the people needs a sustainable production and consumption in terms of environmental, labour and economic issues.


Monday 15th July


9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.


Toya Vázquez Verdera. Professor of the Department of Education Theories, Universitat de València

9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

“Agroecology and food sovereignty as tools for the socio-cultural promotion in rural areas”

Piergiuseppe Carucci. Head of the Area of EpD of CERAI (Centre of Rural Studies and International Agriculture) and member of the platform Soberania Alminetaria del PV.

10.45 a.m. to 11.15 a.m.


11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

“Right to a fair trade”

Juanjo Martínez Climent. President of WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization) and Head of Fair Trade in Oxfam Intermón

12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

“Agroecology put into practice. Advantages and challenges from an eco-feminist view”

Patricia Dopazo Gallego. Co-editor of the magazine Soberanía Alimentaria, Biodiversidad y Culturas

1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Panel of discussion with the participation of several local guests who have a wide experience in the field of agroecology, extensive livestock farming and sustainable fishing

Dynamic dialogue and moderated by Toya Vázquez Verdera. Professor of the Department of Education Theories of the Universitat de València

Organized by:

Centre de Gandia. Universitat de València




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