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Issue paper

Food Security and Sovereignty

During the XXXII Regional FAO Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean, held in Buenos Aires in March 2012, one of the issues proposed for the agenda and agreed upon by the participants was that “FAO will organize a broad and dynamic debate with the participation of the civil society and academia to discuss the concept of food sovereignty, the meaning of which has been not been agreed upon by FAO Member States and the United Nations System.” (FAO, 2012, paragraph 25) To this end, this ad h oc document, prepared by the consultant Gustavo Gordillo, contains information and analysis on: a) evolution in the use of the concepts of food and nutrition security and food sovereignty; b) food and nutrition security and food sovereignty: antagonistic or complementary concepts?; c) conclusions and topics for discussion at a regional level. In the present document, these three points are summarized and analysed in relation to one another.

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