SYSTÈMES ALIMENTAIRES

Our food systems are broken. Land rights can transform them

The corporate-controlled food system causes up to 40% of total global emissions,

in large part due to large-scale agriculture and livestock production. Industrial agriculture alone costs the environment 3 trillion dollars a year, having caused massive deforestation, water scarcities, biodiversity loss and soil depletion.

It also entrenches inequality: The largest 1% of farms operate more than 70% of farmland, while over 80% smallholdings of less than two hectares are excluded from hugely profitable global food chains.

It's time to put it back in the hands of the people who live on and from the land.

Watch: How One South African farmer is transforming her local food system

Our Impact on the issue

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Policies changed

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Practises changed

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Platforms engaged

ILC Is Engaging in food systems solutions in 3 big ways:

1.Being part of the Champions Network


As one of fifty Champions, ILC Secretariat Director, Michael Taylor is committed to using every opportunity to amplify the voices of small scale producers from within the network and promote a human rights approach for a process that does indeed hold the possibility to be transformative.

For more information, please contact Michael Taylor.

2.Action Track 4: advancing equitable livelihoods


ILC is working on ‘game changing and systemic’ solutions' under Action Track 4. As part of this work, the ILC is ensuring that equitable access to land and secure tenure rights is essential to building sustainable food systems for people who depend on and from the land.
For more information, please contact Cristina Cambiaghi.

3.Co-leading a series of independent dialogues


While we work together to transform the way the world produces, consumes and thinks about food, the ILC has partnered with a group of concerned actors to co-lead a series of Independent Dialogues ahead of the Food Systems Summit. The Dialogues will hear from women and men, family farmers, pastoralists, indigenous peoples, fisherfolk, and youth and will promote the centrality of land rights in building sustainable food systems.

For more information, please contact Rukshana Nanayakkara.

Behind the headlines

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#Philippines #Agriculture Familiale #CARRD #Les écosystèmes #CEPES #South Africa #AFRA #Peru #Politique foncière et dialogue multipartite

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#1. Sécurisation des droits fonciers #fiches #GLTN #Agriculture familiale #Droits fonciers #FAO #2. Solidité des systèmes agricoles de petite échelle #CIRAD

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#Agriculture Familiale #Agriculture familiale #2. Solidité des systèmes agricoles de petite échelle #inégalité

Tackling the issue

Strong small-scale farming systems are vital to humanity’s food security. Land rights can be the key to securing better livelihoods for them and their families, and to keep their knowledge and custodianship of the land at the heart of our food systems.
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FAMILY FARMING

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LOCALLY-MANAGED ECOSYSTEMS

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INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

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Learning is central to ILC as an alliance of peers who work together under a set of common commitments to people-centred land governance. Learning supports ILC wider efforts of shifting power into the hands of people whose lives depend on land: opportunities need to work for people’s organisations, women and youth, and be experiential as much as possible. Learning is also a means to building and sustaining diverse partnerships.

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ILC members tell us what strong food systems mean to them. Can you spot any of them?

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#IFAD #2. Solidité des systèmes agricoles de petite échelle #Global

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#Asia #Recherche et formation #1. Sécurisation des droits fonciers #2. Solidité des systèmes agricoles de petite échelle #Indicateurs de suivi foncier et rédaction de rapports parallèles #Philippines

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#2. Solidité des systèmes agricoles de petite échelle #Agriculture Familiale

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#5. SÉCURISATION DES DROITS TERRITORIAUX DES PEUPLES AUTOCHTONES #10. PROTECTION DES DÉFENSEURS DES DROITS FONCIERS #Global #3. DIVERSIFICATION DES RÉGIMES FONCIERS

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#Afrique #Kenya #2. Solidité des systèmes agricoles de petite échelle

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