Real transformations in society take place when individuals and groups, especially those who have the most at stake, build power together as they work towards common goals and a common vision of society. Social movements are expressions of a collective desire to end oppression and injustices. This section highlights WhyHunger’s investment in strengthening existing and emergent social movements for food justice and food sovereignty.
Strategic Alliances and Coalitions
Food Sovereignty and Agroecology
Agroecology plays an important roll in the fight against the injustices that cause hunger and poverty. It is already something practiced by families and small farmers all around the world. Agroecological techniques allow local communities and families can gain better control over the land and become be self-sustaining. Agroecology is an important piece in the larger effort to build a world wide grassroots coalition that combats unjust land grabs and corporate agriculture. Agroecology is a science and practice defined in the daily lives of millions of families worldwide. It represents both a form of agricultural production and a process for organizing and building community self-determination. As Ibrahima Coulibaly from Mali says, “Agroecology is not an alternative.”