Position paper: small-scale livestock farming and food sovereignty


Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium uses food sovereignty as a guiding principle for its actions, and supports small-scale livestock farming  as an effective way to promote sustainable, equitable, and highly productive food systems under the framework of food sovereignty.

Effective support of small farms worldwide should be based on an understanding of the advantages of family farming, adapted to the specific conditions of each rural area and its local food producers.

In a situation where small-scale family farmers around the world face tremendous pressures on their land, are dispossessed of water and genetic resources, and are the hardest hit by hunger, the inclusion of food sovereignty principles in international agricultural policy is increasingly urgently.

Executive summary
Position paper on food sovereignty