Join us when three DC-based activists from Rural Coalition/Coalición Rural will explain how women, spirituality, and culture have played and continue to play a central role in land movements and the ways international trade agreements target farmer communities. Parts of the film Our Land, Our Lives: The North Carolina Black Farmer’s Experience will be shown.
Growing Change follows the filmmaker’s journey to understand why current food systems leave hundreds of millions of people in hunger. It’s a journey to understand how the world will feed itself in the future in the face of major environmental challenges. At the core of Venezuela’s country-wide process toward “food sovereignty” are principles of social justice and sustainability. It’s an inspirational story full of lively characters, thought provoking insights, stunning scenery and ideas to transform the food system.
The WTO should stop insisting on an out-of-date trade agenda. It should get back on track — or get out of the way — to support fresh approaches that bolster local food systems.
The Philippines is well poised to be a leader in food democracy in saying no to food vulnerability and in reinvigorating rooted farms.
FPIF asked Anuradha Mittal of the Oakland Institute and Gawain Kripke of Oxfam whether international trade is good for agriculture or not. Mittal sees free trade as hazardous to farmers and farming. Kripke sees a role for trade in sustainable development. While they agree on many points, here they also take issue with each other’s positions.