We Feed The World
We Feed the World is a unique and far-reaching photographic initiative celebrating the small, family farmers, fisher-people and hunters who provide 70% of the world’s food in ecologically and socially just ways, despite the many challenges they face.
Led by The Gaia Foundation, the initiative seeks to support the global food sovereignty movement to raise the voices of the farmers whose work demonstrates the vital importance of agroecology and food sovereignty for building a climate change resilient food system.
Over the last two years, 50 farming communities across six continents have worked with 40 award-winning photographers, including Rankin, Martin Parr, Nadav Kander and Gabriela Iturbide, to document their lives, celebrate their work and to highlight the challenges they currently face- from climate change to mega-mining.
The photos from the We Feed the World Project will be exhibited in London and internationally from October 2018. Through these exhibitions, the stories of the men and women who truly feed the world will reach a much wider and truly global audience.
The advantages of regenerative, agroecological approaches are compelling, but little understood. By connecting with the personal stories of farmers and their families, visitors to the We Feed the World exhibitions will see how regenerative farming systems cool the planet by absorbing carbon, restore critical soil health, enhance seed diversity, provide healthy and nutritious food, recycle water and support thriving local economies.
The We Feed the World project aims to connect as many people as possible to the source of their food supply and gets them to question just who is dictating the future of their food security and why? I urge everyone who thinks that’s an important question to get behind this now.-Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall