the people's agroecology process
A NEW PUBLICATION! published on WhyHunger, and co-authored by grassroots organizations in the Caribbean and North America:
Text from WhyHunger: "Six years of experience under their belt, grassroots organizations launched this year a new publication describing their path to scale agroecology in rural and urban areas. “The People’s Agroecology Process: Unlocking Our Power Through Agroecology” includes personal testimonies, the method applied and a timeline of events since 2015."
“The Process” - as the initiative is called - started with the Campesino a Campesino Agroecology Encounter in Fellsmere, Florida led by migrant farmworkers. The event’s host, the Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF), a member of La Via Campesina International, had participated in learning exchanges in Guatemala, Cuba and Brazil and took on the task to scale out agroecology among its members through a set of popular education methodologies. Through this experience, FWAF and a group of ally organizations from Puerto Rico, Canada and the United States (inspired by the Farmer-to-Farmer Methodology in Cuba) envisioned a “process” to replicate the experience in Black, Latino and Native American communities. Seven agroecology encounters later, the initiative has brought together hundreds of farmers, farmworkers, fisherfolk and urban growers to learn with each other and practice agroecology.
This publication summarizes the overarching framework, practices and experiences of the protagonists of the People’s Agroecology Process. It is not a step-by-step manual, nor does it intend to be a comprehensive response to the many questions facing our movements.