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Fishing Communities in the Struggle for Food Sovereignty and Healthy Ecologies
February 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am PST
Sponsored by WhyHunger
Co-Sponsored by Biodiversity Funders Group
In the same way that small-scale farms make a difference in the sustainability of our land-based food system, who catches the fish we eat is a major determinant in the health of oceans, fishing communities, and the food system. Evidence shows that fishery diversity and scale are critical to recovering fish stocks and the health of ecosystems. Small-scale farming and fishing play a significant role in the viability of local economies and in the food security of communities globally. And yet support for the organizing of small-scale food producers makes up a relatively small part of funding portfolios, research agendas, and policy strategies to transform the food system into one that is socially just and cools the planet.
We invite you to join us for an hour of learning and dialogue with expert practitioners who are working to support the leadership of fisherfolk communities in the U.S. and globally, including those impacted by the recent devastating dam collapse in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Saulo Araujo, global movements progam director, WhyHunger
Niaz Dorry, coordinating director, Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance and the National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC)
Ormezita Barbosa, general coordinator, Movement of Artisanal Fishermen and Fisherwomen (MPP) and the Fisherfolk Pastoral Commission (CPP)
Nadine Nembhard, secretary general, World Forum of Fisher Peoples
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