Food Sovereignty Tours

Italy applesFounded in 2010, Food Sovereignty Tours is Food First’s educational travel program. Our mission is to build the global and US movements for food sovereignty through solidarity travel and immersion learning. Food sovereignty is the right of all peoples to healthy, culturally appropriate and sustainably produced food, and to the resources they need to produce food.

Our tours offer you an opportunity to travel to US and international destinations to experience the food sovereignty movement first-hand and meet the people on the ground working on the world’s food struggles. Through one- to two-week educational tours, you will learn how you are connected to the global food system and acquire knowledge and strategies you can use to create just, sustainable and healthy food systems in your own community.

Food sovereignty is the right of all peoples to healthy, culturally appropriate and sustainably produced food, and to the resources they need to produce food.

budhist veggie meal JejuTo create these educational tours, we draw upon Food First’s robust, 38-year network of farmers and food producers, social justice organizations and activist-scholars around the world. We strive to ensure that local perspectives take precedence, and that the tour cost benefits local organizations, movements and small businesses. Every Food Sovereignty Tour is accompanied by a Food First activist-researcher-educator with extensive knowledge, relationships and expertise in the destination country, offering an experiential seminar in food sovereignty.

Tours include meetings with key food system players such as producers; NGOs; movement leaders; representatives from unions and producer associations; schools and educators; researchers; activists; journalists; and policy-makers.

To stay informed about upcoming tours and other food sovereignty news, subscribe to Movements, the bimonthly e-newsletter of Food Sovereignty Tours. We look forward to traveling with you!

This is definitely the most interesting and exciting thing that I have done in my life.  My food interests, my agricultural interests, my history interests, politics, culture, travel… It’s like everything I love was in this trip. I loved it even more than I thought I would. – Linda Slezak, Cuba tour participant