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Transforming Food Systems Through Food Sovereignty: An Australian Urban Context

Davila, Federico et al.

Australian journal of environmental education. Volume 31:Number 1 (2015); pp 34-45 -- Cambridge University Press on behalf of Australian Academic Press

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  • Title:
    Transforming Food Systems Through Food Sovereignty: An Australian Urban Context
  • Author: Davila, Federico;
    Dyball, Robert;
    Leahy, Deana;
    Gray, Emily;
    Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy;
    Eames, Chris
  • Found In: Australian journal of environmental education. Volume 31:Number 1 (2015); pp 34-45
  • Journal Title: Australian journal of environmental education
  • Subjects: Conservation of natural resources--Study and teaching--Australia--Periodicals; Conservation of natural resources--Study and teaching--Periodicals; Ecology--Study and teaching--Periodicals; Environmental education--Australia--Periodicals; Environmental education--Periodicals; Dewey: 333.7071
  • Rights: legaldeposit
  • Publication Details: Cambridge University Press on behalf of Australian Academic Press
  • Abstract: Abstract

    This article draws on La Via Campesina's definition of food sovereignty and its potential for reconceptualising food as a basic human right within the dominant Australian food discourse. We argue that the educative value that emerges from urban food production in Australia stems from the action of growing food and its capacity to transform individuals' social and environmental concerns over food systems. Community participation in urban food production can promote a learning process that generates political understanding and concerns over food systems. We use the education theories of transformative learning and critical consciousness to discuss how Australian urban food production systems can create this social and environmental support for alternative food systems. By having control over food production practices and building collective understandings of how food choices impact global food systems, elements of food sovereignty can develop in an Australian urban context.


  • Identifier: ETOClsidyv9a111737; System Number: LDEAvdc_100026564227.0x000001; Journal ISSN: 1380-2038; 10.1017/aee.2015.14
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Shelfmark(s): ELD Digital store

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