A statement by members of the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty posted on the GRAIN web site presents an alternative to the usual initiatives being proposed by the usual suspects at the High-Level Meeting on Food Security for All. While the big donors, in collaboration with big agrobusiness, are pushing for comprehensive neo-liberal solutions such as a Green Revolution in Africa, the IPC is urging the international community to think small, with food soveriegnty replacing food security as the new (well, very retro) paradigm:
Contrary to the impression that is given by confused officials, a solution to the crisis exists and is easy to implement if there is sufficient political will. Peasant based agriculture and livestock raising and artisanal fisheries can easily provide enough food once these small-scale food producers can get access to land and aquatic resources and can produce for stable local and domestic markets. This model produces far more food per hectare than the corporate model, enables people to produce their own food and guarantees stable supply.