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Theory and practice of different sovereignties on a family farm. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.324.t1

SovereigntyLiteratureFamily Farm

 
Food The right of people to nutritious and culturally appropriate food, accessible, produced in a sustainable and ecological manner, and the right for them to choose their own food and production system (Rosset, 2003; 2007). Agroecological production and consumption of the most food possible by the family from their own farm, including food from livestock. The surplus is distributed nearby in an ecologically sustainable and efficient manner. 
Technological The right of farmers to produce without external inputs, by using the environmental benefits derived from the biodiversity of the agroecosystems and the management of resources available at a local level, and by applying agroecological technology (Altieri and Toledo, 2011). Efficient agricultural production of food and services, designed and managed in an agroecological way, the management of knowledge, farmer innovation and experimentation.
Low or zero use of external inputs and the contextualization of appropriate technologies for the maximum use of renewable energy.
Availability of technologies and the possibility of obtaining them on a local level.
Permanent access to technical services. 
Energy The right of peoples, cooperatives and rural communities to have access to enough energy within the ecological limits (Altieri and Toledo, 2011). Maximum energy efficiency, making use of the necessary energy for agricultural production sourced fundamentally from renewable energies. 
SovereigntyLiteratureFamily Farm

 
Food The right of people to nutritious and culturally appropriate food, accessible, produced in a sustainable and ecological manner, and the right for them to choose their own food and production system (Rosset, 2003; 2007). Agroecological production and consumption of the most food possible by the family from their own farm, including food from livestock. The surplus is distributed nearby in an ecologically sustainable and efficient manner. 
Technological The right of farmers to produce without external inputs, by using the environmental benefits derived from the biodiversity of the agroecosystems and the management of resources available at a local level, and by applying agroecological technology (Altieri and Toledo, 2011). Efficient agricultural production of food and services, designed and managed in an agroecological way, the management of knowledge, farmer innovation and experimentation.
Low or zero use of external inputs and the contextualization of appropriate technologies for the maximum use of renewable energy.
Availability of technologies and the possibility of obtaining them on a local level.
Permanent access to technical services. 
Energy The right of peoples, cooperatives and rural communities to have access to enough energy within the ecological limits (Altieri and Toledo, 2011). Maximum energy efficiency, making use of the necessary energy for agricultural production sourced fundamentally from renewable energies. 

Source: Casimiro Rodríguez (2016).

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