Study Tour to Venezuela: Food Sovereignty

Food Sovereignty, Social Movements and Social Change
July 10 to 22, 2011

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Interested in Agricultural/Land Reform, Food Sovereignty, Agroecology and Sociopolitical transformation? Venezuela is currently perusing incredible shifts in agricultural policy and land reform, striving toward full national food sovereignty, the belief that a nation has the right to define its own agricultural character in order to better feed its population and conserve cultural heritage and biological diversity. From  July 10 to the 22nd  a small delegation will be traveling to Venezuela to experience first-hand this titanic sociopolitical and agroecological transformation. The tour will examine issues of land reform, urbanization issues, rural development and food sovereignty within a dynamic political context. Venezuela is an outstanding example of a country that strives to ensure its citizens’ right to food while bolstering its domestic agriculture sector, while vigorously exploring the adoption of organic and agroecological farming methods. Additionally, the course will explore other areas of social transformation, including education, healthcare, and direct citizen participation in the political process.

Activities will include visits to urban and rural social programs, newly expropriated farms, fishing communities, community organizing sites and media outlets (with opportunities for radio and TV appearances). We’ll be interacting directly with farmers, community leaders, government officials and peasant leaders. Cost to participate in the delegation:  $1,100

This covers 11 very full days of:

All ground transportation
All lodging, which will consist of shared hotel rooms
Most meals (approximately 3/4 of all meals)
Qualified trip leaders
A Spanish-English translator
Introductory information about the study tour and Venezuela.
But mostly for the incredibly in depth analysis and personal experience within the monumental sociopolitical transition in Venezuela.

Unfamiliar or misguided with the political process in Venezuela? Check out:
A brief introduction to the food sovereignty processes in Venezuela:,
Ask us to send you some literature

If you have any further questions please contact: [email protected], or me @[email protected]