Solidarity Notes May 2022: Solidarity Knows No Borders
The stories in this issue of Solidarity Notes illustrate a tenet central to all of Grassroots International’s work: true solidarity knows no borders.
Though farming is a driver of climate change, it doesn't have to be that way. Farmers in Africa are showing the way away from fossil fuel farming.
Grassroots International supports agroecology (farming methods rooted in traditional food growing knowledge) to counter the global dominance and damage of plantation-style agriculture.
Mariama Sonko is the National Coordinator for We Are the Solution, a Grassroots International partner, in Senegal. She recently spoke with the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA).
Interview with Ramata Ouedraogo, a farmer with Grassroots International partner We Are the Solution.
In a recent press release the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) decries the corporate seed grab taking place across the continent.
France declared New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa a failure in Burkina Faso and announced it would withdraw from the Alliance.
Agribusiness and perilous migration threaten the seeds, both plant and human, of West Africa's next generation. Our partner We Are the Solution is organizing to solve these twin crises.
Both La Via Campesina and the World March of Women have been pioneers in highlighting the myriad ways women are oppressed in the private and public sphere – which is one of the many reasons Grassroots International is honored to partner with both of these powerful global movements.
Grassroots International is proud to work with WAS to expose the dangers of the "green revolution" and promote agroecology as a more ecologically and socially sound approach for West African farmers.
We are learning from our partners that there's another way to produce food that can heal and restore communities and the planet – agroecology.
We support projects that promote women’s leadership and that lift up the struggles of indigenous and peasant women around the world. In celebration of International Women’s Day (and every day!), here are some of the projects we are proud to have supported recently…
The following pictures were taken in July 2016 in the Guinée forestière region of Guinea in and and around Kankan and Kissidougou. They show what the area is like during the rainy season - healthy, vibrant greenery for miles, and when there’s nothing but green fields on both sides of the road for miles on end.
In September 2016 eleven of our partners, grantees and allies flew to Goiás, Brazil to participate in a learning exchange of peasant movements that Grassroots International organized along with our friends at IDEX/Thousand Currents.
Grassroots International grantees We Are the Solution (WAS) and the National Coordination of Peasant Organizations of Mali (CNOP-Mali) gathered together in Bamako for a farmer-to-farmer learning exchange funded by Grassroots International.