Debate on Youth, food security and food sovereignty

(Coord. Augustin Brutus Jaykumar, INDP)

Venue: Saturday 11 March, Alliance Française, Puducherry, 3.00-5.00 pm

We will screen a short video on millet, food habits and culture at the initiative of the youth. It will be followed by a debate at the first stage by a group of 5 youth focusing on how the cultivation of millet could deal with the two challenges of food security and food sovereignty to make it a successful program. Then the youth group will open the discussion with the floor. « Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life» . (FAO). Food sovereignty is a process that adapts to the people and places where it is put in practice. It means solidarity, and building a fairer world from the bottom up. Food Sovereignty is about citizens having direct control over how they feed and nourish themselves, how they use land, water and other resources for them now and for the future generations, and how they interact with other communities and cultures.