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FLORES CHAMBA, Enith. The extractivist model and the risk for food sovereignty in the ecuadorian case. SaberEs [online]. 2020, vol.12, n.1, pp.01-19. ISSN 1852-4418.

As a result of extractivist policies associated with the implementation of mining and petroleum projects and agribusiness, there has been the removal and displacement of many communities, often indigenous from their territories. There are major disputes as a result of this land grabbing, with respect to the use, tenancy and control of natural resources, such as water, land, seeds, and often the resulting abandonment of lack of support for preserving and promoting peasant family agriculture. All these factors which provide evidence of a clear violation of food sovereignty, since the State is not insuring access to fundamental resources for to insure alimentation and nutrition which is both culturally and socially appropriate. Within Latin America, Ecuador is one of the countries that has signed and ratified the international agreements associated with ESCR (Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) and the Right to Food. However, the policies implemented during the last decade are in contradiction with ICESCR and the Ecuadorian Constitution (Official Register, 2008), which guarantees the ESCR through that which is referred to as the rights of Buen Vivir or Sumak Kawsay. Throughout this article the importance of food sovereignty is analyzed in the case of Ecuador and the risks which threaten this given the extractivist policies implemented by recent governments.

Palabras clave : Extractivism; Food Sovereignty; Ecuador.

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