Llaurant Barcelona (LABRANDO Barcelona) is a project from GRAIN and the magazine Soberanía Alimentaria (Food Sovereignty) that seeks to plough the social land in Barcelona and make the city hold a debate on its food system from a Food Sovereignty and Agroecology perspective.
First, we looked where nobody else had previously looked and they identified the linchpin of urban food systems: large purchasing centres. At the same time, along with a number of peasant and social economy organisations, we supported and published the Zaragoza Charter, the first road map for dealing with town food policies. The document was published just before new forms of governance were introduced to local governments.
Without us even realising at the time, similar events were also taking place simultaneously in a number of European cities in order to create the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact - a pact for sustainable food. Moreover, we are also part of the FSC4D project (Food Smart Cities for Development), which allows us to keep working on and mobilising critical thought both within and outside of the Barcelona town council. Moreover, it allows us to put pressure on the Barcelona town council in order to underscore the urgent need to create a food policy that does not currently exist.
- Creating networks
- Social movement, social organisation