In neighbourhoods across Uruguay, community soup kitchens sprung up as a solidarity response to one of the most visible consequences of the COVID-19 crisis: hunger. The support of farmers is essential to keep these community kitchens going.

At times when health and nutrition are so closely related, agroecological farming is the way to promote food sovereignty and help the community reduce their dependence on external inputs. In this video we meet women farmers from the National Network of Native Seeds, of which REDES (Friends of the Earth Uruguay) is a member.

Agroecology for food sovereignty has been a clear response to the systemic crisis deepened by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this series of videos, six Friends of the Earth groups show how agroecological practices have been the fundamental basis to build sustainable solutions with solidarity at the centre.