To achieve a fair and equal society, we must center the alternative model of consumption and production that ensures the rights of women and LGBTQI+ people, recognize their central role and its founding on agroecology and the food sovereignty paradigm.
Farmers, ecologists, academics—and even some of the UN’s own food policy experts—say the organization is favoring corporate interests over human welfare.
On World Food Day, and the UN Committee on World Security’s 49th plenary session is currently underway (virtually) in Rome, 68 U.S.-based organizations from across the food system joined the US Food Sovereignty Alliance today to send a letter to the Biden Administration, USDA, State Department, and the US Mission to the UN Rome-based agencies.
NFFC and USFSA assert that this is a moment for institutions, including the U.N. and the U.S. government, to stop serving the interests of transnational corporations and uphold their obligations to human rights, social peace, and environmental biodiversity.
We live in a complex and globalized world, and family farmers need a voice on the international stage that speaks truth to the corporate power that is undermining our livelihoods.
The climate and financial crises farmers now face suggest that it’s time the US government practice sound public policy and do everything possible to promote agroecology as the best hope to address corporate concentration, protect the earth, provide for rural communities, and achieve food sovereignty.
U.S. agriculture policy needs to prioritize agroecology and ensure farmers’ rights to seeds, safe water, and pricing structures that ensure farm viability.
A transition to agroecology is necessary to ensure an environmentally sustainable and prosperous future, and we urge the US government to support this process within the CFS.