The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) is a farmer-led civil society organisation of people working together towards socially-just and ecologically-sound food and agriculture systems that foster the democratic participation of Indigenous Peoples, smallholders, and local communities in decision making processes.
First Peoples First
Supporting the sovereignty and rights of Indigenous peoples is core to food sovereignty, and AFSA is committed to doing this in Australia as well as internationally. ‘First Peoples First’ reflects AFSA’s position that a full return of Indigenous sovereignty must be a highest priority of all Australians, and that the food sovereignty movement in a colonised country like Australia must prioritise work to decolonise our food and agriculture systems.
John Reid Fellowship
Empowering young or emerging leaders in the local grains movement
Applications are now open for the 2023 John Reid Fellowship and close on Sunday 2nd July.
grAiNZ in partnership with the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) has created the Fellowship with the aim of continuing the late John Reid’s legacy in activating the local grain movement, connecting communities through real food and empowering young or emerging leaders in the food sovereignty space.
In the coming months, AFSA will be rolling out a ...
Media release: AFSA Responds to 7:30 Report on CO2 Stunning of Pigs: Calls for small-scale local abattoirs
AFSA Responds to 7:30 Report on CO2 Stunning of Pigs: ...
Media release: COVID and climate change spark major impacts on Australia’s eating habits, calling for fairer food systems
12 December 2022 (Australia) Soaring food prices, job losses and ...
AFSA commends the Food Regulation System for acknowledging the need for significant food regulation reform. We note positive steps taken to ensure that regulation supports socially-just and ecologically-sound food systems. However, we seek to underscore that large-scale industrial agriculture and corporations still exercise excessive market control over independent producers, who play a critical role in ...
Submission to the possible establishment of an independent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Queensland
We thank the Queensland Government for initiating the opportunity to provide feedback and recommendations on the possible establishment of an independent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Queensland. AFSA welcomes further opportunities to participate in consultation and the development of the EPA. AFSA commends the Queensland State Government Department of Environment & Science for taking steps ...
In March, the Federal Government's Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Senate Committee announced a call for submissions on the Application of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in Australia. First Peoples' sovereignty must be considered at the core of food sovereignty, and so AFSA submitted a response to Inquiry noting ...
Declaration from the 2022 Food Sovereignty Convergence17-18 October ...
Monday 17th - Tuesday 18th October 2022
Wednesday 23rd March, 2022
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