Food sovereignty refers to the right to produce food on one's own territory. The protection of local biodiversity is key to building natural resistance to turbulent climates and market forces.

» The leading organisation is 'the international peasants movement', La Via Campesina.

» Food First supports communities and social movements fighting for food justice and food sovereignty around the world. With tools to understand our global food system, and to build your local food movement from the ground up.

» The African Biodiversity Network focuses on indigenous knowledge, ecological agriculture and biodiversity related rights, policy and legislation. It pioneers culturally-centred approaches, sharing experiences and co-developing methodologies.

» The African Centre for Biosafety campaigns against the genetic engineering, privatisation, industrialisation and corporate control of Africa's food systems and the commodification of nature and knowledge. It supports efforts towards food systems that are equitable and ecologically sustainable, built upon the principles of food sovereignty and agro-ecology. The ACB provides research, policy, analysis, advocacy and knowledge sharing.