How do you ensure the right to food while trying to protect the environment? The agro-industrial model shows its limits to cope with these challenges. Many scientific studies and our experience on the ground show the potential of agro-ecological transition in ensuring the right to food as well as a dignified life for farmers, all while respecting the environment.
Learning about the living conditions of other human beings. Feeling personally concerned. Understanding people’s behaviour. And the impact of the food we eat on the people who have produced it. Understanding the basic issues of food systems. Becoming involved, with the means at hand, in contributing to a more just world. All this can be learned and put into action in everyday life, as in school.
In addition to our work on the ground, it is crucial that politicians support the changes being implemented. Because transitioning to sustainable food systems cannot depend solely on individual changes and that structural changes are essential, we carry out advocacy actions so that political decisions, in Belgium, Europe and the rest of the world, guarantee the right to food for every human being.
We research and experiment with new approaches in a collaborative manner with farmers’ families to fight poverty and hunger, to protect nature and to respect human dignity. The impact of our work increases exponentially when other people and organisations can benefit from our learnings, our errors, and our successes. We share our proven methods willingly as part of our actions on the ground.