Around the world, rural and Indigenous communities are working to repair the world — with food.
The challenges they face are immense: industrial development, commercial farming and accelerating climate change are all damaging the land that these communities have farmed for generations.
But AJWS is supporting activist organizations to fight back. These activists are working with their communities to build “food sovereignty,” or the ability to grow diverse and healthy foods to be sold in local marketplaces, allowing farmers to earn a sustainable living, retain their cultures and preserve the land they depend on.
We asked three activists to show us how they’re defending their communities’ rights to food sovereignty: taking control of their land, their food and their very survival. Watch the video above and travel to El Salvador, Mexico and Thailand to see what food sovereignty looks like in action.