Essay of the Day: Peasant Sovereignty

* Article: Peasant Sovereignty? by Evaggelos Vallianatos. Independent Science News, March 2015

Here’s the summary:

“Peasant and small-scale farming is increasingly being recognised as more productive, as more sustainable, and as democratically superior in comparison with most livelihoods and with most other forms of agriculture. This recognition is being enhanced by the concept of “food sovereignty” and its increasing discussion in academic circles. Nevertheless, despite constructive developments such as a draft “UN Declaration of the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas” there is still a long way to go before there is an appropriate understanding and accurate appreciation of the modern peasantry.”

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