We are working with partners and indigenous communities from Africa to the Amazon – mainly in Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Brazil and Colombia – growing alliances of custodians, to protect their territories from the many threats they face locally and nationally.
“Sacred natural sites are where we come from, the heart of life… We cannot live without our sacred natural sites and we are responsible for protecting them.”
(Statement by African Custodian Communities, Ethiopia, 2015)
Our experience shows that by working to restore and enhance their indigenous knowledge and practices, communities have a better chance of building their resilience and sustaining their resistance to the onslaught they face.
We live in a time of multiple, complex crises. There are no easy answers. Working to uphold the health and diversity of our living planet is always rewarding, but we think you’ll agree it can sometimes feel like swimming against the stream. And yet like salmon we leap, and more often than you might expect, we make it. We invite you to make the next leap with us by making a donation of any size. Thank you for your solidarity.
Celebrating the smallholder farmers and fisherfolk who really feed the world, this book is a beautiful work of art and activism not to be missed!
Featuring the work of 47 world-renowned photographers including Graciela Iturbide, Pieter Hugo, Tanya Habjouqa, Martin Parr and Omar Victor Diop, and the moving stories of regenerative farming from across 6 continents.
Published by Little Toller and The Gaia Foundation, with a foreword by food sovereignty advocate Vandana Shiva.