Food Sovereignty in the city?: A methodological proposal for evaluating food sovereignty in urban settings

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Title: Food Sovereignty in the city?: A methodological proposal for evaluating food sovereignty in urban settings
Authors: García-Sempere, Ana | Morales, Helda | Hidalgo Moratal, Moisés | Ferguson, Bruce G. | Rosset, Peter | Nazar-Beutelspacher, Austreberta
Research Group/s: Planificación y Gestión Sostenible del Turismo
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Análisis Económico Aplicado
Keywords: Indicators | Participatory methodology | San Cristóbal de Las Casas | Social fabric | Urban food system
Knowledge Area: Economía Aplicada
Issue Date: 17-Mar-2019
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. 2019, 43(10): 1145-1173. doi:10.1080/21683565.2019.1578719
Abstract: Although the possibility of achieving food sovereignty in urban environments is controversial, we believe that food sovereignty is attainable. In this work we propose a methodology for evaluating it, then test that proposal using San Cristóbal de Las Casas as a case study. For this purpose, we used a participatory methodology to construct a system of food-sovereignty indicators for urban settings. After review and validation by participants and a group of experts, that system consisted of 30 indicators. We tested it by using it to survey households in San Cristóbal. We found that the set of 30 indicators is coherent with the principles of food sovereignty, and that it enabled us to reveal the alimentary vulnerability of the city’s families. We hope that the principles that form the basis for the proposed methodology will be applicable when designing instruments for assessing other cities’ levels of food sovereignty.
Sponsor: This work was supported by the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología [561556/307908].
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/97071
ISSN: 2168-3565 (Print) | 2168-3573 (Online)
DOI: 10.1080/21683565.2019.1578719
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2019 Taylor & Francis
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/21683565.2019.1578719
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