Alternative Knowledge and the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch

Anne C. Bellows
2017 Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems  
This editorial introduces the 2016 issue of The Right to Food and Nutrition Watch, dedicated this year to Keeping Seeds in Peoples' Hands 1 as a construction of local, alternative knowledge that strives to contribute to the development of food policy and governance at diverse local, national, regional and global scales. This year's peer-reviewed publication focuses on seeds, land and other natural resources through thematic essays and ten supportive national and regional reports from peasant
more » ... indigenous communities that have developed and preserved seeds for millennia. These populations, and especially the traditional female seed gatherers among them, are finding their human rights to save, use, exchange and sell seeds overshadowed and even criminalized by private and intellectual property regimes.
doi:10.1017/s1742170516000533 fatcat:q3eedspskvdg7cokqj5eccunva