Food Sovereignty and Ethnic Minorities

Social-Ecological Transformation, Vietnam | 01.11.2021

Food Sovereignty and Ethnic Minorities

The Center for Agricultural Research and Ecological Studies (CARES) of the Vietnam National University of Agriculture conducted a study on the impacts of large-scale agricultural commodity production on the livelihoods of the ethnic minority farmers in Vietnam. Importantly, this project contributes to the introduction of the concept of 'food sovereignty' to the Vietnamese context, thereby highlighting aspects such as self-determination and social justice.

The report focuses on answering the following questions:

What are the advantages and disadvantages to the ethnic minority smallholding farmers when shifting from traditional production with native crops to the hegemonic large-scale market-oriented agro-commodity production model?

How is the self-determination of ethnic minority smallholding farm households affected when participating in the market economy?

How can we ensure food sovereignty for involved farm households, especially the poor ethnic minority smallholding farmers?

Food Sovereignty: International Experience and Practice to Ethnic Minority Farmers in Vietnam

Author: Nguyen Vinh Quang, Nguyen Minh Duc and Nguyen Duc Manh

Date: 2021-11-01

Pages: 43

Download: English version / Vietnamese version

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