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17 April: How to change the world? Support peasant agriculture!

17 April 2020

Today, the International Day of Peasant Struggle 2020, the vulnerability of our current globalised food system has never been more evident to citizens and policy makers alike. In all corners of the globe, the Covid-19 crisis is having serious practical, social, sanitary and economic impacts. Along with health services and other front-line sectors, local food systems and supply chains have proven to be key in ensuring resilience and protecting society from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Peasant farmers, seasonal and migrant workers and other small-scale food producers make these possible. In this difficult and worrying context, they are still supplying their local communities with healthy, fresh food.

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