Opinion | Indigenous Gardens Boost Food Sovereignty in Canada

Indigenous people in Canada face deep food insecurity; but the Ontario Indigenous Neighbours program from the Mennonite Central Committee is cultivating passions for gardening, and as a result, food sovereignty.

How Better Packaging Saves Food

Innovations that help consumers store and use food at home can be effective at improving food security and tackling food waste. Today, scalable innovation in consumer packaging is making home storage easier and more efficient than ever.

Opinion | Why Mexican Farmers Are Hopeful About López Obrador’s Win

López Obrador’s victory in Mexico brings hope for Mexican farmers expecting more self-sufficiency through a reduction in dependence on imports, chemical-intensive production methods, and GMOs. Promises of support for sustainable practices on small and medium-scale farms are on the horizon.

Botanical Gardens and the Progressive Food Movement

There are opportunities to reach out to and collaborate with botanical gardens as fellow travelers in the progressive agri-food movement on issues of plant biodiversity, pollination, and food security.

Making Rural Mexico Great Again: Leading Candidate Endorses Farmers’ Reform Program

Andrés Manuel López Obrador of the National Regeneration Movement leads the political race to be the next President of Mexico and has endorsed a far-reaching set of reforms to improve Mexico’s rural sector. The program centers on the idea of “food sovereignty” and is sharply critical of NAFTA.

This Human Rights Attorney Believes Hunger Belongs Only in a Museum

Marcos Ezequiel Filardi founded Buenos Aires’ Museo del Hambre with hope that hunger will one day be found only in a museum.

Growing an Agricultural Revolution in Puerto Rico

Today marks 100 days since Hurricane Maria made landfall, and Puerto Rico is still importing 95 percent of its food. It’s time to talk about the island’s right to food security by way of food sovereignty.

Strengthening Food Sovereignty in Santee Sioux Nation

New research by the Center for Rural Affairs explores how the Santee Sioux people wish to rebuild a sovereign food system and build a healthier and more resilient Nation.

Four Advocates for Minority Farming Resilience

“Rooted and Rising: Black Southern Land Legacies of Resistance & Resilience,” a conference by the Black Urban Growers, will explore the history of and solutions from Black agriculture and how it influences today’s food movements.

Advocating for Food Sovereignty at La Via Campesina

La Via Campensina, one of the world’s largest grassroots movements, is holding their seventh International Conference this July to advocate agroecology as the path towards Food Sovereignty.