Visions of Food Sovereign Land Tenure in Saskatchewan

Show simple item record Beingessner, Naomi 2011-04-13T19:35:33Z 2011-04-13T19:35:33Z 2011-04-01
dc.description.abstract A radically different vision of access to and control over land, as the basis of a new food system, is necessary in striving for a socially and ecologically just agriculture. Using data from indepth interviews of farmers involved in a progressive agrarian organization and in alternative land tenure models, this paper explores visions of radical changes to the dominant agricultural land tenure system in Saskatchewan. Interviewees address primary problems of loss of farmers and rural communities, and accessibility, affordability, and concentration of land, as the result of market forces. They agree on several key points, including the importance of collective action, community, and values of interdependence, diversity, and sustainability, all consonant with food sovereignty's conception of land as multidimensional and noncommodifiable. In the struggle against the hegemonic ideology of private ownership of land, a common politicized vocabulary and frame of reference, and greater communication between actors about strategies, practices, and insights, may facilitate action. Food sovereignty can provide these for various groups tackling land tenure problems in Saskatchewan. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Regina Graduate Students' Association en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Session 1.3 en_US
dc.subject Food sovereignty en_US
dc.subject Land tenure en_US
dc.subject Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Rural depopulation en_US
dc.subject Farming en_US
dc.title Visions of Food Sovereign Land Tenure in Saskatchewan en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.description.authorstatus Student en_US
dc.description.peerreview yes en_US

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