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Small-scale farming via local markets still feeds the majority of the world today. Ecological peasant farming can preserve biodiversity and local cultures, cool the planet, provide healthy food and livelihoods for all. However, peasant farming is under attack from large-scale industrialised food and farming, which causes environmental destruction, land grabs and malnutrition. To counter this FoEI supports food sovereignty – the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound methods. Food sovereignty is about feeding people rather than corporate profit and it defends the interests of future generations.
Main image: Rice harvest, India. © Mohammed Arfan Asif