About the Ceremony

About the Prize

The Food Sovereignty Prize spotlights grassroots activists working for a more democratic food system. The honorees are being recognized for promoting food sovereignty by:

  • raising public awareness, organizing on-the-ground action, and/or developing and implementing programs and policies,
  • recognizing the importance of collective action in bringing about social change,
  • building global linkages into their work, and
  • prioritizing the leadership of women, indigenous peoples, people of color, migrant workers and other food providers marginalized by the global food system.

The Food Sovereignty Prize was first awarded in 2009 as an alternative to the World Food Prize founded by “the father of the Green Revolution,” the late Norman Borlaug. While the World Food Prize emphasizes increased production through technology, the Food Sovereignty Prize champions solutions coming from those most impacted by the injustices of the global food system. In honoring those who are taking back their food systems, the Food Sovereignty Prize affirms that nothing short of the true democratization of our food system will enable us to end hunger once and for all.

The Food Sovereignty Prize was developed by the International Links Committee of the Community Food Security Coalition and is awarded by the US Food Sovereignty Alliance.

The 2014 Food Sovereignty Prize is brought to you by:

AWARDED By: US Food Sovereignty Alliance

HOSTED By: US Food Sovereignty Alliance


SUPPORTED By: 2014 Food Sovereignty Prize Local Host Committee

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – Des Moines
Occupy the World Food Prize

Members of the USFSA


Agricultural Missions
Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust
Applied Research Center/Colorlines.com
Casa del Llano
Community Alliance for Global Justice
Community to Community – De Comunidad a Comunidad
Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
Family Farm Defenders
Food and Water Watch
Food Chain Workers Alliance

Food First!
Food Organizing Collaborative (FORC)
Grassroots International
Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative
Indigenous Environmental Network
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
IDEX (International Development Exchange)
Live Real
Local to Global Advocates for Justice
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

National Family Farm Coalition
New Orleans Food and Farm Network
Other Worlds
Pesticide Action Network – North America (PANNA)
Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP)
Rural Coalition
South Bronx CSA
Southwest Workers Union
UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)

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