In the context of climate change, destruction of the environment, mass global injustice and inequality, the delicate social and ecological balance that has supported life on the planet lies at a critical crossroads.

We live in difficult times and yet are equipped with ancestral knowledge and many resources to help us repair, restore and bring about restitution.   


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.


Much of the financial resources raised or funded towards the Global South are led by and filtered through organizations from the Global North. This often means that little of this solidarity actually reaches the hands of peoples and communities in the Global South without foreign agendas or interference in people’s own self-determination.

Recognizing the responsible and urgent need for restitution through the transfer of resources from North to South, ECOSOL proposes an alternative because we believe that self-determination involves a more direct transfer of resources from North to South.

To put it simply, we want the channels of solidarity to be in more direct benefit to peoples and communities of the Global South.