This contribution focuses on how food sovereignty is being re-signified
as a feminist issue by a non-peasant transnational feminist network, the
World March of Women. First, we review the feminist literature on
women, gender and food sovereignty and make suggestions regarding how to
conceptualize the latter to better analyze feminist
struggles on this terrain. Second, we highlight the variety of
discourses and practices through which food sovereignty is appropriated
in the different spaces of the March. Third, we identify the uneven deployment of
food sovereignty among the national coordinating bodies of the March.
Our conclusion stresses the role of discursive articulations and of
internal and external alliances as processes through which food
sovereignty is diffused and transformed, and draws some
implications for the larger scholarship on food sovereignty.