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.


Social Movements

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Strategic Alliances and Coalitions

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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.” 

  • WhyHunger is proud to release its first agroecology publication, “Agroecology: Putting Food Sovereignty into Action.” 

    Agroecology is an agricultural method

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  • The Power of Sharing Stories
    Rose Edith Germain listened attentively, eager to learn. She shook her head in disbelief when
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  • Agroecological Approaches to Poverty, Migration and Landlessness
    At the U.S.-Mexico border, surveillance cameras and military check-points are part of everyday
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  • Seeds of Dignity
    Today is the International Day of Farmers’ Struggles,La Via Campesina’scall to action for farmers’ seed sovereignty. The
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  • The Children of Haiti: An Ongoing Fight for Food Sovereignty
    TJean-Jacques Dessalines, the Haitian hero, was born from enslaved parents.
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Resources & Links

    Find Food
    WhyHunger collects and distributes information about programs that address the immediate and long-term needs of struggling families and individuals. The more ►
    Nourishing Connections
    Nourishing Change is a space to share critical thoughts around the systemic change that needs to happen to end hunger more ►
    Artists Against Hunger and Poverty
    Artists Against Hunger & Poverty is WhyHunger's program that partners with artists, the music community and the music industry to raise more ►
    In most cases, the slow, steady movement to alleviate food insecurity and build food justice in America is taking place more ►
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