Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time and is already having a direct impact on communities around the globe that are suffering from poverty and hunger. Industrial agriculture depletes soil, pollutes water, and pumps out 30% of all the greenhouse gases that fuel climate change. Our current food system is destroying our planet, exploiting our workers, poisoning our waterways, patenting our seeds and threatening our farmers’ futures.
We cannot end hunger if we don’t face the effects of climate change and transform our current food system with real urgency and action. In order to change the food system and provide food for everyone, we MUST create and scale a viable alternative.
This powerful solution is agroecology.
Agroecology is a set of sustainable practices that produces abundant pesticide-free food; nourishes and replenishes soil and resources; and connects and strengthens small-scale farmers and their communities.
You can learn more about agroecology, food sovereignty and solutions to climate change with these resources:
- “Agroecology: Putting Food Sovereignty into Action”
- “Through Her Eyes: The Struggle for Food Sovereignty”
- Towards a “Peoples” Agroecology, article series by Blain Snipstal
- Agroecology in Puerto Rico , article by Corbin Laedlein
- Food and climate change: the forgotten link, by Grain.org
- Climate Change: Agroecological approaches to enhance resilience to climate change, article by Clara Nicholls and Miguel Altieri for Food First
- Survey shows that small-scale, agroecological farms produce high yields, deliver multiple environmental and social benefits, article by La Via Campesina
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