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On pandemic-induced urban food insecurity, especially in informal settlements

We support and collaborate with

Image by Sandy Ravaloniaina

open letter

Partnering with Feeding Cities in Switzerland, Just Cities in Colombia, and Sandvlei United Community Organisation in South Africa, we co-wrote an Open Letter on pandemic-induced urban food insecurity.

We spoke at SPINUP Summit 2020, in a session featuring London-based artist Marta Casagrande who discussed the importance of visual art in seeding and establishing urban narratives. 

April - July 2020

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global peasant movement

In solidarity with the global peasant movement for food sovereignty, we are supporting A Growing Culture, La Via Campesina (the International Peasant's Movement), the People's Coalition for Food Sovereignty, and the Asian Peasant Coalition.

The global peasant movement is boycotting the UN Food Systems Summit in favour of a People's Summit.

We are proposing the use of Microsolidarity for #TheFoodWeWant: approaching planetary emergencies through relationship-weaving in intersectional dialogues.

July 2020 - December 2021

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un food systems summit

The United Nations' Food Systems Summit set the stage for decades of global and international policies with huge ramifications on our global food systems.

We supported actors within the UNFSS who are centring the perspectives, experiences and concerns of smallholder farmers and landless peasants, including IISLA and SkyFarms who have held UNFSS Independent Dialogues.

We lobbied for UNFSS Action Track 5: Resilience to prioritise and focus upon the global peasant movement's demands.

Find out more about our take on the UNFSS in this Medium article.

Collaborating with Dr. Caroline Fabianski we published our experience of engaging with United Nations Food Systems Summit organisers.

Governing for Food Security: A Cultural Perspective, published June 2022 in the Palgrave Encyclopaedia for Urban and Rural Futures.

April 2021 - June 2022

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