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Brief report of Media workshop on Food Sovereignty
Held on July 5th, 2011 at Kolkata Press Club

Background of the workshop

Food Sovereignty Network South Asia (FSNSA) is actively working in the field of promotion of Food sovereignty and right to food in various South Asian countries. Food sovereignty is closely associated with good governance, and full realization of human rights, for which it is fundamental to sensitize larger Civil Society including media persons about various aspects of existing international human rights instruments, for example, right to food, Voluntary Guidelines on Right to Food, Guidelines adopted in International Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural development, MDG 1 etc. All these instruments are directly linked with right to land and livelihoods too, which is becoming increasingly important for poor actors in our South Asian countries.

There are different policies and programmes to address poverty and hunger scenario in various South Asian countries. We believe it is possible to identify several good practices and policies from among these nations and it is important to circulate/share those experiences with other countries, for possible replication of such good practices, which will strengthen basic pillars of our democracy. It is needless to mention here that media can play a vital role regarding sharing such experiences across the countries and advocating for more pro-people and pro-poor policy reforms.

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