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A tale of inaction at the expense of converting our agri-food systems. A CCFD-Terre solidaire policy paper, May 2018 (available in EN/ES/FR)
This month, from 25 – 27 October, CIDSE will participate in the First Agroecology Europe Forum, to be held in Lyon, France.
On the occasion of World Food Day 2017, Change for the Planet – Care for the People launches the final video of the Stories of Change series. A documentary compiling the 10 different stories, experiences and reflections from people taking simple and meaningful steps towards sustainable living.
David Jackson is a member of CAFOD's Live Simply group involved with parish allotment project. Along with his parish and people from the community, they get together to produce organic veggies to share with the charities in the area.
Cities can also become vibrant spaces for change. Santropol Roulant is an inspiring example of urban agriculture in Montreal Canada. It shows how rooftops and kitchens can become sustainable productive spaces, places of exchange, collective work and solidarity, bringing food to people with loss of mobility or autonomy, and by doing so, breaking social isolation.
Dulcineia Carvalho, a volunteer at Associação Casa Velha - Ecologia e Espiritualidade in Portugal, reminds us of the power of small actions to enhance change by caring for each other and by taking small, concrete steps in our everyday lives to preserve the environment.
We believe in the power of stories to contribute to positive change by bringing forth the tales of ordinary people, their struggles, ideas and the sustainable initiatives they build day by day. Focusing this year on sustainable food production and consumption, the campaign ‘Change for the Planet – Care for the People’ has launched its first ‘Stories of Change: Sustainable food for the people and the planet’ video series.
Teresa was always attentive and caring about the world, more or less consciously, but it was with the birth of her first child, Bernardo, that she was absolutely aware of the interconnectedness of life and nature, and the role we can play starting at home to change our ways of living.
Margarida Alvim is the coordinator of the aTerra project in Portugal, and part of Fundação, Fé e Cooperação (FEC). In this interview, she shares the story of this project and how it was born with the objective to connect local food producers with local schools and local policy makers, both as way to enhance sustainable food production and consumption, and to include and reinvigorate Portuguese rural areas from the center and the north, which are often excluded.
Wolfgang Scharl is president of the International Federation of Catholic Rural Adult Movements (FIMARC). With over 56 members around the world, the federation gathers people living in rural areas, including indigenous communities and small-scale farmers. In this interview, he shares with us the concept of family farming and its importance for a more just and sustainable food system.