This is SANFEC Policy Brief # 1 prepared for sharing our findings on uncultivated food and its relation to biodiversity, livelihood, culture and food sovereignty. SANFEC members, along with the farmers have conducted research on this issue and have enough empirical information to substantiate statements made in this policy brief.
A SANFEC International workshop on Uncultivated Food and Plants was held during 2 – 4 October 1999, which helped enormously in developing the concept and methodology of information collection of this relatively ‘un-noticed’ but profoundly important issue for food sovereignty.
The first edition of this policy brief was circulated widely during the World Social Summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa during August 2002.
Uncultivated Food: The Missing Link in Livelihood and Poverty Programs
This is the second edition of the policy brief published in booklet form for wider distribution and sharing among different networks, individuals, researchers, policy makers and friends.