Ecuador – Article: Organic Law of Ecuador’s Food Sovereignty Regime

Ecuador adopted the concept of food sovereignty as a policy framework, being the first country to recognize food sovereignty in the current Constitution and later as the Food Sovereignty Law (LORSA in Spanish). However, food security is also addressed in the general and national framework.
The LORSA, in its Article 1, indicates that this Law aims to “establish mechanisms through which the State complies with its obligation and strategic objective of guaranteeing individuals, communities and peoples the self-sufficiency of healthy, nutritious and culturally appropriate food on a permanent basis”.