How to watch the 2021 Food Sovereignty Prize Ceremony

The Food Sovereignty Prize is given to grassroots organizations advancing food sovereignty. On October 16th you can join the virtual ceremony in honor of this year’s winners: Colombia’s oldest peasant organization, FENSUAGRO, and Eastern Woodlands Rematriation, a grassroots collective led entirely by Indigenous two-spirits, womxn, and Indigequeer folx of New England. 

What is food sovereignty?

Food sovereignty is the right of all peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems.

How to join the virtual ceremony

We congratulate this year’s winners! In 2016 FWAF was one of the honorees and we accepted the Prize with these words from Elvira Carvajal, our lead organizer at the time in Homestead, Florida:

“Farmworker families pay the greatest price in the corporate food system of today. They work in fields of poison and exploitation so that people can easily access cheap foods. We have a vision to bring together the community around the art of healing with good food and herbs, which is part of our culture.

We practice agroecology in the community by sharing the knowledge we bring from our grandparents, our mothers, our families, our ancestors. The meeting of cultures that happens in the gardens, where we grow our own food without chemicals, and sharing plants and traditions and knowledge across generations is a beautiful thing. I am proud of our own people practicing food and seed sovereignty.”

 

 

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