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.

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AFSA Submissions

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...



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Radically Transforming the Food System
from the Ground Up

Get your copy of AFSA’s groundbreaking books: Farming Democracy (2019) and Eating Democracy (2023). Available in hard-copy and e-book versions, you’ll gain wisdom into how we can transform our food system while also supporting the work that AFSA does. 

Radically Transforming the Food System
from the Ground Up

AFSA’s groundbreaking new book, Farming Democracy, opens the farm gates, opens the books, and opens our hearts to the community to let the world see the true work, rewards, and costs of farming.


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