U.S. Farmworkers and Palestinian Farmers share 2014 Food Sovereignty Prize

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Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 2.40.53 PMThe US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) is honored to name the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) of Palestine, based in Gaza and the West Bank, and Community to Community Development /Comunidad a Comunidad (C2C) of Bellingham, Washington, as co-recipients of the 2014 Food Sovereignty Prize.

Their stories of continuous struggle to defend the rights of their communities – farmers and fishers in the occupied Palestinian territories and migrant Mexican farm workers in Washington State, both seeking to produce their own food, on their own land, in their home communities – stand in stark contrast to the storylines coming from agribusiness:  that technological changes to crops can meet human needs and resolve hunger.

Please read about The Food Sovereignty Prize here

The Des Moines Register covered the Event and quotes NFFC Outreach Coordinator Lisa Griffith in their article. Please Read the Des Moines Register article here.