Much of the food in grocery stores across the Global North comes from communities in the Global South where food insecurity is on the rise – and small farmers keep getting the short end of the stick. In 2019, for example, the average small farmer in Guatemala made 1$ per pound of coffee, or 1.20$ per pound of fair-trade coffee.
An alternative to our current global agricultural model is urgently needed.
ECOSOL supports our Southern partners in their efforts to reach food sovereignty, conserve biodiversity and integrate ancestral knowledge. We also lead and support initiatives in Canada that provide access to and production of local, sustainable food and that empower consumers to shift the balance of our global food system and demand more sustainability.