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Food Sovereignty

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What is Food Sovereignty?

Food Sovereignty is the people's right to have sustainable produce and food that is safe, nutritious and appropriate.

Native Food Sovereignty Fact Sheet

What is a Food Desert?

Food deserts are defined as parts of the country lacking fresh fruit, vegetables and other healthful whole foods and are usually found in impoverished areas.

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Food Sovereignty & Economic Development | Growing Self-Sufficiency in Native Communities
  • Overview of food sovereignty and its relationship to ANA
  • Spotlight on two current grantees

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How to Start a Farmer's Market
  • Benefits for Small/Medium-Sized Farm Operators
  • Benefits for Consumers
  • Benefits for the Community

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Growing Food Sovereignty in Native Communities

When armed with the appropriate resources, Native peoples hold the capacity and ingenuity to ensure the sustainable, economic, spiritual and cultural well-being of their communities.

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Building Capacity for Tribal Food Sovereignty in South Carolina Project

Our project goal is to build the capacity for food sovereignty within Native American tribes in South Carolina. Our objectives are two-fold. First, we want to develop community food project plans with tribes that includes both plans for individual tribes and a coordinated statewide plan driven by the individual tribal plans. Moreover, we want to identify capacity-building limitations and assets for implementing the plans.

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