Food Sovereignty Tour

The Food Sovereignty Tour offers the best experience in various food in various countries. The best place for all types of food all over the world.

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Cubans generally eat a lot of rice. So they actually expect rice to part of every meal.


The staple food of Bolivia include corns, potatoes, and beans. They are common component is almost every meal.


Text: The African cuisine generally contains the blood of the cattle and milk. They very rarely go for the meat.


The Oaxaca cuisine has more traits of Mexican style cooking. Most of the dishes have meat and cheese added to them.


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Food sovereignty and rural development: beyond food security

People all over the world have agreed to the usage of the term food security, and it has also begun making a name for being a concept that is well renowned. An idea that was introduced in the 70s, it has quickly gathered steam since it focused on highlighting crucial issues such as the price crises that can be seen throughout the globe.

Food security seeks to highlight droughts as well as famines that occur frequently. Issues that are seen in a lot of areas such as malnutrition or even hunger which impacts the people on a global scale are addressed and put forward by food security.

It sought to keep prices of food as low and the accessibility and availability as high as possible, however long as possible. This was done through food regimes that were introduced by Friedmann and McMichael.

Food regimes were implemented in order to fathom how international policies concerning agriculture were structured on the back of economic and political policies and ideologies.

The implementation of this in the early 1990s was mostly unsuccessful since the adequate growth which was projected weren’t met, and hence, the focus was shifted from eradicating world hunger to increase production to meet global demands.

But efforts that are a result of food security such as policies have not been able to achieve the goal of keeping the hunger in check.

Although there is no question as to the amount of food produced, the estimation of the number of people that do have enough to eat has continued to remain somewhat the same.

This is partly due to the fact that the population has continuously been on the rise, but this alone isn’t the reason.

The idea of food sovereignty is a concept that is complementary to the concepts set by food security. But food sovereignty is entirely different although it stemmed from the food security dialogue that occurred during the 90s.

Food sovereignty was first established and articulated by a peasant movement that blossomed in La Via Campesina. It was mostly led by farmers and producers of the small to medium scale. Rather than focussing on what the market demands, it focuses more on methods that are sustainable.


This also puts the livelihoods of whoever produces onto the forefront.

In short, food security concentrates on world hunger and food shortage whereas food sovereignty focuses on removing the fundamental flaws and building from the bottom. But to fully understand what food sovereignty stands for, one needs to understand the extent of food security as well.

Reasons Why Food Sovereignty Is Important

In 1996, members of La Via Campesina sought to overthrow the corporate demands of the foods that were produced by farmers and in turn, give back the owner the power to distribute, produce and consume.

The right of the people to choose what they eat and what they consider culturally and physically appropriate are also important when one talks about food sovereignty.Although the movement itself is extremely young, there are plenty of countries that have made a conscious effort in making foods systems that can act as a substitute to what exists right now.


After Ecuador made the changes to include food sovereignty in its constitution in late 2008, the country is now looking to stretch this provision. They seek to achieve this by banning the use of GMOs.

The constitutional provision also protects areas of the country that are rich in non-renewable sources from over-extraction.By doing so, monoculture is discouraged heavily whereas biodiversity is protected. The latter is done by marking biodiversity as an IP. Other countries have followed, and these countries include Nepal, Senegal, and Mali.

Let us now look at the reasons why food sovereignty is important


1.     Food provider is respected

There are countless instances where the farmers are subjected to violence and racism and most of this done by corporate landowners and the government as well. They are also subjected to harsh, exploitative labour, and in some instances, the labor is bonded. Gender equality is also challenged since the women that produce foods in the global south are often neglected and ignored for the work that they do. The right to work as well as to live is protected in food sovereignty.

2.     Local food control

Instead of huge corporations assuming control over the trade and production, not to mention the water, seeds, and land, these are given to the local providers so that their rights are respected. These foods are then shared in ways that encourage sustainability.


3.     Local food systems

Since food is an essential component in increasing as well as maintaining the health of a community, whatever is produced in the region is first given to the boost local provisions without prioritizing distant market trades and exporting.

4.     Diversity

Food sovereignty focuses on providing food that is healthy, and due to this, food production practices that are native to a region should be encouraged so that in turn, diversity is also supported in the process. Food shouldn’t be seen as something that can be made a profit out of.

10 High protein-rich foods

We’re all well aware of the importance protein has in our body, yet somehow, we manage to mess up with it! And the result is your body not getting it’s required protein intake. To make sure your body gets enough proteins, you need to know what foods are rich in protein. Less consumption of these foods also will ensure you get enough protein nutrition. Let’s take a look:

It wasn’t for no reason every science textbook boasted of eggs being a powerhouse of proteins! Eggs are bleed with abundance in protein, with around 6 grams of protein in one whole egg (yolk and white, all included!)

Cheese is another excellent source of protein. The only drawback is the number of calories. This can be overcome by opting for the low-fat versions of cheese.


Chicken breast:
The soft and supple piece of meat can help you recover all the lost proteins after a strenuous workout! Don’t overcook it, prepare it just right and enjoy your 50 grams of protein right there.

High in not only protein but a host of other nutrients, lentils are a perfect source of protein to fulfill your body’s protein needs.

If cooked right and flavored right, these beans taste just like meat! And they will enrich your body with loads of protein too!

Lactose intolerant people, you are surely losing out on a lot here! Milk is abundant in protein, and a glass of milk every day is more than enough to suffice your protein requirements.

A handful of dry fruits on the go is always a big yes! Not only to satiate those untimely hunger pangs but also to enhance the protein content in your body.



Ezekiel bread:
The most organic form of food on the entire planet, Ezekiel bread is very high in protein content, owing to its high in protein ingredients!

Add it in your salads, in your smoothies or in any way you want to in your diet and get your protein refill right there!

Tuna and salmon are the best when it comes to high proteins and fewer calories.  Apart from protein, these fish are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, making them the perfect mix of nutrients!

Bolivia: Llamas, Quinoa and Andean Food Sovereignty

The Bolivian Altiplano—a vast tableland flanked by two Andean mountain ranges—is one of the most remarkable areas of human settlement in the world. Beginning north of Lake Titicaca, the region stretches 500 miles to the South at an average altitude of 13,000 feet. On this tour, you will learn about the agricultural systems that have, and continue to, sustain large populations in this challenging environment. Specifically, you will learn about quinoa and llamas, two products that have been at the heart of Andean food security for centuries. You will travel from the shores of Lake Titicaca to the Southern Altipano to gain a unique lens into the fascinating world of Andean food and agriculture.

The Altiplano gave rise to powerful civilizations, which domesticated numerous crops and animals for sustaining their populations. Potatoes and quinoa—hearty crops perfectly suited to highland farming—were domesticated along the shores of Lake Titicaca. The American camelid—the llama, alpaca and vicuña—was also domesticated in the Altiplano, providing an essential source of meat, wool, fertilizer and transport. Since these products were associated with indigenous people, however, they received little or no support in Bolivia’s modern development.

Basque Country: Food Sovereignty and Cooperative Production

This tour offers a unique opportunity to get to know the Basque Country, Euskal Herria, through the eyes of local farmers and sovereignty activists. Agriculture and food play key economic and social roles within Basque society by preserving important threatened traditions. The Basque people are one of the oldest ethnic groups in Europe, with a strong sense of autonomy and a cooperative community structure forming much of what it means to be Basque. While cooperative, sustainable land use and production have been traditional forms of life, in the last century industrialization, nation-building, and, most recently, factors such as EU agricultural policy, have greatly impacted this lifestyle.

On this delegation, you will stay in Basque farmer-owned bed and breakfasts and learn about the struggles and triumphs of Basque history and share delicious, local, cooperatively grown food.

Berkeley Food Policy Council: Working Together for an Alternative Food System

Since the 1960s, radical approaches to food systems change have flourished in Berkeley. From “back to the land” to Chez Panisse, experiments and innovations and have helped launch and shape the modern food movement. Today the Berkeley Food Policy Council (BFPC) connects and leverages the many efforts promoting a more equitable and healthy community and planet. On this tour, you will get a whole systems view of Berkeley’s alternative food system by exploring the connections between institutional purchasing, urban farming, youth empowerment, farmers’ markets, alternative food enterprises and an active Food Policy Council. This tour is coordinated by Bay Area Green Tours, a project of the Sustainable Business Alliance and member of the BFPC.



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About The Food-Over The Country

 Every country has different cultures and different geographical patterns. The food consumed in every country varies according to that. Not just the taste, to know and have some information about them itself blows your mind. Food has always been a topic that has been subjected to a lot of discussions, and it is also the interest for many people. We are just a little part among all the food lovers in the world.

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