WhyHunger is proud to release its first agroecology publication, “Agroecology: Putting Food Sovereignty into Action.”
Agroecology is an agricultural method based on the traditional knowledge of those who cultivate the land and a way of life. We believe its practice is critical to addressing global hunger and increasing communities’ access to basic resources such as land, water and seeds.
The publication is not a technical guide to agroecology, rather it shares the knowledge and perspectives of social movement leaders that are working to “scale up” agroecology around the world. It also highlights the social, political, cultural, nutritional and spiritual meanings of agroecology from within communities that have been negatively impacted by the commodification of food. As Amarilis Guamuch, the Director of the Women’s Association for the Development of Sacatepéquez (AFEDES), a women’s movement based in Guatemala, explians:"We have been threatened by globalization and mercantilism. Through agroecology,indigenous women are leading a different way of life. We grow healthy food, sell it to others and, more important, we are generating more knowledge and continue saving the seeds."
The publication shares the knowledge and perspectives of social movement leaders that are working to “scaling out” agroecology around the world.
Download “Agroecology: Putting Food Sovereignty into Action” today and learn how this way of life is changing communities around the world.
Checkout our infographic below which breaks down the practice and theory of agroecology: