“Peasant farmers don’t produce commodities, they produce food. Peasant farming is the farming of hope.” That’s what Grassroots International’s partner in Brazil, Valdir Misnerovicz recently told us during a learning exchange.
Grassroots International has played a critical role in standing with and supporting small farmers and land rights activists like Valdir who are leading the charge to create a healthy, sustainable and empowering food system. Or, as he says, a project that represents life. As the stories in this newsletter show, Grassroots International and our global partners are skillfully and courageously choosing to grow food (not products), to create life and not the death that comes from land grabs, corporate control of seeds and other dead-end options.