A conversation with marginalised women on the global politics of food http://gizzacroggy.blogspot.com/
We are heading to the neighbourhood at the very top of the hill, La Estrella, where we work with several groups of women and young people on urban agriculture projects. The theme for the workshop today is food sovereignty and autonomy, particulary relevent considering the recent signing of the free trade agreement between Colombian and the European Union.
We make sense of the terms necessary for then being able to analysise what the radio is saying; imports, exports, dependency, “free” trade, import tariffs. “To be dependent is to be like a slave and have to beg for food.”“We don't want to be dependent on other countries for food because we are rich in products and we should give the opportunities to our producers.” "free trade sounds pretty but the reality in the global markets is different. The big producers have many benefits while the small producers have none."