Link Learn Grow: Living Library Launch
We are at a crossroads in charting the future of food and agriculture. Business-as-usual is not an option.
COVID-19 has unearthed and catalyzed multiple system failures in how the world produces food and how we care for the planet. Global food prices are skyrocketing at a time when we’re producing food at record-levels. At the same time, farmers from the Global South compete with heavily subsidized cheap imports and see farmgate prices falling. Indigenous peoples and rural communities face threats of eviction and rights violations from looming mining contracts and fossil-fuel hungry plantations.
As a result, those that produce our food are starving, and our planet is at its limits.
But there is hope in collaboration. All over Asia, farmers are innovating and charting their own future: creating healthy and sustainable food systems. Rural people’s movements and IP communities in Asia have produced a vast wealth of knowledge in building a better future for the people and the planet: through community-led agroecology, indigenous agricultural knowledge, reclaiming land rights, and food sovereignty.
At Link, Learn, Grow, we aim to strengthen connections among farmers and rural movements by learning from each other. We understand that it is only through solidarity and collaboration among rightsholders can grow a future with healthy and sustainable food systems.
Join us. Register here: http://bit.ly/LinkLearnGrow