In case your family/ friends want to go on a trip… with food first!

posted November 19, 2015

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Our Tours

Food Sovereignty Tours offer you an opportunity to travel to international destinations to experience local food systems and the food sovereignty movement first-hand. Through one- to two-week educational tours, you will learn how you are connected to the global food system and acquire knowledge and strategies you can use to create just, sustainable and healthy food systems in your own community. On each tour, local hosts provide an overview of their country’s history, culture, politics, ecology and agriculture. We also meet with specialists to provide background on specific topics relating to the tour’s theme. With a firm commitment to sustainability and justice, Food Sovereignty Tours connects you to the farmers, consumers, activists, NGOs, policy-makers and experts working to transform the global food system. Check out our FAQ for additional information. In addition to the public tours listed below, we also offer private tours for your group of 8 or more.


land access event

posted August 18, 2014

Land Access and the Challenge for the Food Movement: Panel discussiontruck
AUG 20, 2014 , 6:30PM- 8:30PM| LA PEÑA CULTURAL CENTER, BERKELEY, CA

Land access is a serious challenge facing small-scale farmers. Concentration of ownership, increasing farm size, rural gentrification, financial speculation, and rising pressure from residential and industrial real estate developers have made farmland increasingly difficult to get.

One strategy for increasing land access that we are seeing with increasing frequency is the development of land trusts that attempt to intervene in speculative land markets in order to protect farmland. According to the American Farmland Trust’s 2012 national survey, agricultural easements have facilitated the protection of 5 million acres of land. (more…)