From the icy waters of Northern Sweden to the humid depths of the Amazon rainforest, We Feed the World explores the triumphs of small-scale farmers and fisher-people who feed themselves and others whilst caring for Nature. We are often told by corporations, governments and the media that without a high-tech, chemically intensive industrial food system, we would soon starve. 

Small-scale farmers and fisher-people produce over 70% of the food we eat globally, they do this on less than a quarter of the world’s farmland, using regenerative techniques that protect bio-cultural diversity and help reverse the effects of climate change.

An elderly woman in Breb makes a stew from beetroots and beetroot leaves for her pigs.  Maramures, Romania. October, 2012

The practices and knowledge held by these farmers and fisher-people also offer us solutions to many of the crises we currently face; from the mass extinction of species, the pollution and depletion of our soils, waterways and oceans, to the diminishing health and wellbeing of our communities. We Feed the World brings this to light in the face of the challenges they face today – from land-grabbing to deforestation – calling for global support in small-scale, agro-ecological food systems.  

In collaboration with the farmers, fishers, photographers, NGO’s, the food sovereignty movement and ethical businesses, The Gaia Foundation, along with Photography Curator, Cheryl Newman, and Project Director, Francesca Price, exhibited We Feed the World in London and each of the 50 communities around the world

Doña Irma preparing tamales of corn. Mexico. Photo: Graciela Iturbide.

Thanks to our partners Greenhouse PR (link), We Feed the World reached over 50 million people worldwide with its vital message, featuring in major publications such as The Guardian, The Telegraph, The British Journal of Photography, National Geographic, Marie Clare and many, many more.  

A We Feed the World book featuring the best photographs from the exhibition is coming soon.

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