As I write, Corrina Steward, Grassroots’ Resource Rights Specialist, is en route to Mali for Nyéléni 2007, the Forum on Food Sovereignty where hundreds of farmers, fisherfolk, agricultural workers and environmental and indigenous organizations will convene to share ideas and develop an action plan for building a food system that is equitable, healthy and sustainable.
Here in Grassroots Journal we will be featuring reports and updates from Corrina and other members of the North American delegation (including members of the most progressive farmer and farm workers movements in the U.S.) along with reports, interviews and analysis from our international partners and allies.
Aside from this reporting, Grassroots International will be involved in the forum in several ways. Through the support of our donors, we are providing several travel grants to give delegates from Central America and the Middle East an opportunity to participate.
We will also be present on the North American delegation where we will represent the many voices fighting for food sovereignty. Over the next few weeks, return to our blog for updates and reports from Mali.
We also welcome your comments and questions, either here in the blog comments or by email.