"Sin Pan No Hay Paz": Food sovereignty and (POST) conflict in the rural Colombia. The case of El Valle de Tenza, Boyacá
Center for Development Research - ZEF, Political and Cultural Change, Germany
Social conflicts and internal wars affect food sovereignty. One of the main consequences of conflicts globally is hunger, especially in rural areas. Conflicts also affect decision-making, control, and use of resources in food production systems, which are essential elements of food sovereignty. This research addresses the link between food sovereignty and the armed social conflict in Colombia. The main objective is to identify the direct and indirect effects of the internal (post) conflict on the smallholder farmers' decision-making about their food production systems. The rural Valle de Tenza in Colombia is taken as a case study. The study consists of three main dimensions of research work. Firstly, identifying actors, institutions, and practices in the decision-making process with a focus on gender power relations. It is followed by identifying the effects of the armed conflict, which have influenced the smallholder farmers' decisions on their food production systems. The last dimension addresses the impact of public food policies and strategies on the region's traditional food production systems and consumption habits.
Keywords: Coloniality of power, conflict, decision-making, food regimes, food sovereignty
Contact Address: Daiana Castillo, Center for Development Research - ZEF, Political and Cultural Change, Liblarerstr. 70, 50321 Brühl, Germany, e-mail: s5dacastuni-bonn.de