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Revista pueblos y fronteras digital

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CANO CONTRERAS, Eréndira Juanita. Home gardens: a pathway towards food sovereignty. Rev. pueblos front. digit. [online]. 2015, vol.10, n.20, pp.70-91. ISSN 1870-4115.  http://dx.doi.org/10.22201/cimsur.18704115e.2015.20.33.

Home gardens, as traditional systems of production, represent one of the most important areas through which knowledge is generated and transmitted. Food sovereignty proposes the political exercise of self-determination and self-supply of produce that is healthy both for people and the environment. It comprises the freedom that collectives, families and individuals have to choose the food they eat and the way to produce and exchange it. Besides, it legitimizes the right to gain access to healthy food and to reject speculation-based neoliberal policies in this field. The reflection in this article is geared to review how the general characteristics of home gardens proposed by Latin America academics may represent a pathway toward food sovereignty in both rural areas and urban and sub-urban areas.

Palabras llave : self-determination; food; peasant movement; local varieties.

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