The Arab Group for the Protection of Nature
shmeisani' Prince shaker Bin Zaid st.
Al saada Building, 5th floor
T. +962 6 567 3331
F. +962 6 569 9777
APN seeks to strengthen the capacity of the Arab peoples to sustain the region's natural resources and gain sovereignty over them , particularly in areas suffering from war and occupation.
What is Food Sovereignty?
Food sovereignty is the right of peoples, communities, and nations to define their own policies on agriculture, labour, food, and land, appropriate to its unique environmental, social, economic and cultural circumstances. This includes the right to food and food production, which means the right of every person to have access to reliable, healthy, nutritious, and convenient food and sources of food production, and the ability to sustain themselves and their families. Food Sovereignty puts the aspirations and needs of those who produce, distribute and consume food at the heart of food systems and policies rather than the demands of markets and corporations.
Food sovereignty requires: