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  • Food Justice Coordinator Kathia Ramirez shares her perspective on the journey of immigrant farmworkers pursuing the American dream and shares
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  • WhyHunger is not just another organization with a mission statement tucked away on its website. We are on a mission.
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This blog is repost of No Kid Hungry’s original post found here. No Kid Hungry recently released “ Hunger In…
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Written by Calondra McArthur
2017-08-15 16:49:41
I used to think about charity the way I thought about superheroes. Charity nobly swoops in, narrowly averting the crisis,…
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Written by Riley Link
2017-08-09 06:00:00
For this quarter’s issue of the Nourishing Change newsletter , we are highlighting issues, stories and content at the intersection of…
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Written by Betty Fermin
2017-08-04 17:56:06
At WhyHunger we know it’s important to stay critically informed on the issues related to hunger and poverty, while also…
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Written by Riley Link
2017-08-01 17:26:00
This post originally appeared in The Huffington Post . There was a time, not so long ago when America was a…
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Written by Bill Ayres
2017-07-28 15:28:49
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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.

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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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