All over the world, people are acting together to build food sovereignty from the ground up. Community-based actions are promoting healthy, just and participatory food systems. Growing, eating and buying locally grown food – whether it comes from nearby farms, backyard chicken coops, rooftops, community gardens or cooperatives – is revitalizing local and regional economies, lessening dependence on fossil fuels and increasing food security.
Communities are protecting and promoting biodiversity by putting seeds in the ground and growing it themselves. By re-claiming local control and actively participating in decision-making about food and agricultural policy, communities are building healthier, more diverse and resilient food systems. This section highlights some of the ways that communities are mobilizing to build food sovereignty.