For small-scale food producers across the Global South, conventional approaches to “food security” have contributed to a series of livelihood and food crises, as control over food systems has come to be increasingly concentrated in the hands of profit-focused transnational corporations. In response, peasant and farmer groups have allied within and across national borders to form movements that articulate a vision of sustainable, equitable, and culturally appropriate agro-food systems.
Four Stories About Food is about creating a research network for small-scale producers to learn from each other, for researchers to learn from small-scale producers, and for the public to access information about food security issues around the world. This network -- which gets fully underway in 2019 -- will consist in the short-term of several components: an international food security workshop, a documentary film, ongoing community-engaged scholarly research, and public education activities.
Four Stories header photo credits
T’Sou-ke camas field, Canada – Pamela Spalding
Goats at Wayuu homestead, Colombia – Esteban Torres Muriel
View across Baqa’a, Jordan – Shatha Al-nawasrah
Farmer in N’wamitwa, South Africa – Elizabeth Vibert