Food Sovereignty

What are food security and food sovereignty?

CHIRAPAQ considers communities to have food security when they dispose of sufficient quantities of local produce to be able to provide themselves with a healthy diet throughout the year. We aspire to achieving food security through agricultural and cultural practices, maintaining a good relationship with the natural environment and with the participation of all members of the families.

Food sovereignty is achieved when the indigenous peoples consolidate their capacity to sow, produce, share, conserve and consume foodstuffs produced using their own agricultural practices. For this end, it is crucial to reappraise the holistic outlook that the indigenous peoples have transmitted and adapted from one generation to the next, without the introduction of external products which endanger their health and the natural environment.