Vol.19-1, March 2017
Food sovereignty is not just pride and rights issue, it is about respecting culture, cuisine, choice and climate… in fact, a very pragmatic approach. It is rooted in respecting diversity and in diversity lies sustainability. Discovering the wisdom underneath the prevalent choices is important to understand the rationale and preferences for crop choices. While it may pose challenges of macro management and planning, yet it should be seen without prejudice in terms of resilience it offers, the dignity it provides, the economic value it offers as well as the invaluable contribution it makes through ‘intangible’ eco systems services.