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Voices and Flavours from the Earth: Visualising Food Sovereignty in the Andes, Chapter 5

Chapter 5. Wisdom Networks

We are what we eat

From mid 2010 until the end of 2011 the community-based groups deepened their understanding of food sovereignty and affirmed it as a fundamental right. In other words, to produce and to know what is eaten, to continue to be people of the soil, living near the lake and the high mountains. In their action-reflection-action gatherings there was a growing feeling among them that eating potato, olluco, mashua, oca, quinua, maize, alpaca meat, drinking pure water from the springs, collecting seasonal food, and using rock salt substantially supports their cultural identities, their very lifestyles as Quechua, and Aymara.

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  • IIED code: G03597
  • Published: Jun 2013 - IIED
  • Area: Bolivia, Peru
  • Theme: Food and agriculture
  • Source pub: Voices and Flavours from the Earth: Visualising Food Sovereignty in the Andes
  • Languages: English, Español

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