Food Security

Background

“Prasna Upanishad describes Annam as Brahma”. In Sanskrit, ‘Annam’ means food and ‘Brahma’ is God.  The term Annam has its own cultural and spiritual dimensions.

Movement of the people for

  • Food Security
  • Food Sovereignty
  • Good Food

ANNAM- Good Food Movement is the upright patterning of CISSA to fight against the fast food culture and to promote local food diversity and traditional food culture and also addressing food security and food sovereignty issues.

Annam people’s movement was launched by Carlo Petrini, the founder of Slow Food International at Thiruvananthapuram on 30th  May 2007, in the presence of Dr. Vandana Shiva. Since its origin the movement has initiated several activities to promote the philosophy of good food.

ANNAM

“Prasna Upanishad describes Annam as Brahma”. In Sanskrit, ‘Annam’ means food and ‘Brahma’ is God.  The term Annam has its own cultural and spiritual dimensions.

Movement of the people for

  • Food Security
  • Food Sovereignty
  • Good Food

ANNAM- Good Food Movement is the upright patterning of CISSA to fight against the fast food culture and to promote local food diversity and traditional food culture and also addressing food security and food sovereignty issues.

Annam people’s movement was launched by Carlo Petrini, the founder of Slow Food International at Thiruvananthapuram on 30th  May 2007, in the presence of Dr. Vandana Shiva. Since its origin the movement has initiated several activities to promote the philosophy of good food.

ANNAM at a Glance

ANNAM Edition Venue Date Focal Theme Organisers Inaugurated by Participants
ANNAM  – 2015 Rajendra Maidan and Siva Temple Ground, Kochi 10-14 Dec 2015 Event:Food, Health and Youth

National Seminar:

Food Health and Agro Biodiversity, Changing Paradigms

CISSA Shri. K.P. Mohanan, Minister of Agriculture, Kerala (Annam festival on 10th Dec)Prof. Dr. K.N. Panicker, Emeritus Professor, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (Annam National Seminar on 10 Dec)

Dr. Vandana Shiva (Farmers’ Meet and Youth Meet on 11 Dec)

Shri. Oommen Chandy, Chief Minister of Kerala (Health Meet on 12 Dec)

National Seminar: 250National Exhibition: 120

Total visitors: 1,00,000

ANNAM -2010 Baby Marine Ground, Kozhikode, Kerala 11-15 Feb  2010 Health, Food and Agro biodiversity- changing paradigms CISSA Prof. K.V.Thomas, Minister of State for Agriculture, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Govt. of India National Seminar: 200National Exhibition: 150

Total visitors: 2,00,000 (LIMCA Book of World Records)

ANNAM-2008 Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 27-31 Dec 2008 Agro-biodiversity and Food Security, Traditional Knowledge, Food Diversity and Health, Genetically Modified Food and Food Sovereignty CISSA Shri. V.S.Achuthanandan Chief Minister, Govt. of Kerala National Seminar: 350National Exhibition: 200

Total visitors: 1,50,000

Launching of ANNAM- Good Food Movement Y.M.C.A Hall, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 18 Feb 2008 CISSANavdanya

The Environment Collaborative(TEC)

Mr. Carlo PetriniFounder of Slow Food International Italy 200
Annaswaraj -Seminar Y.M.C.A Hall, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 30  May 2007 Food Rights and Food Sovereignty CISSALEAD India

Institute for

Societal Development

Dr. Vandana ShivaFounder, Navdanya 200

Events Associated with ANNAM

  • National  Seminar
  • Exhibition
  • Civil  Society  Meet
  • All India Photography  Competition
  • Documentary  Film  Festival
  • Children’s  Conclave