Agroecology and the people’s struggle for land and freedom

The Ecologist has just published this article by Blain Snipstal – a farmer from Maryland, USA and a member of Southeastern African American Farmers’ Organic Network (SAAFON).

“Blain talks about how important agroecology is to solve the world’s multiple crises, how it is more than just a way to grow food, but is actually a way to organize and a way to live and build movements. He also talks about the special role that youth have, as the new generation responsible for ensuring agroecology is not forgotten as agribusiness dominates the planet.”

He asks:

“What will be the future of our land? Will it be occupied by the industrial model of agribusiness – profit and exploitation? Or will it be for small-scale agroecology – feeding people and for collective and social forms of ownership and organisation?”

The article originally appeared in WhyHunger’s Agroecology: Putting Food Sovereignty Into Action publication which can be downloaded here

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