As an activist in GA’s climate justice group, you will get to learn from people who work every day to mitigate climate change - small scale farmers who grow food for their communities while taking care of the soil and environment.
We collaborate with La Via Campesina Southern and Eastern Africa (LVC Seaf), an organization of peasants and small scale farmers who work to promote sustainable farming methods and food sovereignty*. They propose agroecology and food sovereignty as solutions for a more sustainable and just way of growing food, as opposed to market-led large scale industrial agriculture. GA and LVC Seaf have collaborated on two projects since 2016, where we have focused on spreading knowledge about agroecological farming methods amongst small-scale farmers in the region, and increasing their capacity to advocate for political change.
We are currently about to write a grant application for a third phase of our collaboration with LVC. Therefore we need some more bright minds who would like to join our group from January/February. This is a good time to join our group, because you will be able to join from the very beginning of the project and shape what the project will look like.
You can read more about La Via Campesina here: https://viacampesina.org/en/
*Food sovereignty means every person’s and community’s right to healthy, sustainably produced food and farmers’ right to make decisions about what to grow and what farming methods to use. Food sovereignty is an alternative to industrialized, export oriented food production, where large corporations hold most of the power at the expense of rural communities who are vulnerable to changes in global food prices.
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