Political impact

Agroecology is political; it requires us to challenge and transform structures of power in society. We need to put the control of seeds, biodiversity, land and territories, waters, knowledge, culture and the commons in the hands of the peoples who feed the world. (Nyéléni Declaration, 2015)

Agroecology gives power and value to the “rural poors”, urban dwellers, agricultural workers, Indigenous, etc. Transformation is needed at all levels in societies. The global governance of food and agriculture is a critical space where to advance agroecology and food sovereignty agendas.

The below documents relate to the work done by civil society organisations on food and agriculture global governance within the global institutions: FAO, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), the Civil Society Mechanism for the CFS (CSM).

Global governance
  • Global Food Governance (McKeon, 2021) 

    This article helps lay a basis for the kind of deep analysis of the stakes of global food governance that is required today, under the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and with the threat of corporate capture of decision-making spaces.

Civil society organized at international level
Committee on World Food Security (CFS)



FAO and agroecology
Food chain concentration
Criminalization of social movements
At European level

Schola Campesina developed in 2019 an online training course dedicated to the global governance of food and agriculture.