COLLECTIVE ACTION FOR AN EQUITABLE FOOD PRODUCTION SYSTEM
Published in Scientific Papers. Series A. Agronomy, Vol. LVII
Written by Ioana Liane GEORGESCU, Florentin BERCU
Collective political action in agriculture is crucial in order to achieve a more equitable food system allowing food producers to live from their production. This paper will examine two cases of interventions organizing food producers in Niger and Romania to represent their interests in the political decision-making process. The Grow Campaign in Niger was initiated by Oxfam. One of the key aspects of the campaign is bringing together different groups that have an important contribution to food production worldwide, but are socioeconomically marginalized and excluded from the political decision-making process, in order to give them a common voice and political weight to influence policies that directly affect them. In Romania, the Pro Agro Federation is working to make food producers’ voice heard at the national and European level, in order to achieve better conditions for farmers and rural development.