On Saturday, 23 January 2016, some fifty individuals gathered at the National Agronomy Institute of Tunisia (INAT) in Tunis for the first meeting on the Tunisia-North Africa Food Sovereignty Forum. Launched by geographer and filmmaker Habib Ayeb, the Forum proposes an alternative to the country’s national consultation on agriculture, in efforts to transform–not just repair and reform–agriculture and the food system. In an interview with Nawaat, Ayeb shares his vision for the Forum and what he believes a national debate on food sovereignty can accomplish.