We sit down with the co-founder of United Farm Workers and civil rights icon to hear advice for upcoming activists […]
WOMEN IN FOOD AND FARMING
Issue 17, Fall 2018/Winter 2019
Women make up nearly half of the people who grow and process food around the globe. Yet too often, their voices and their unique struggles go unheard.
In this issue, we focus on the ways women are coming together and organizing to transform their lives, their communities, and the farming and food systems that impact us all.
We hear from Dolores Huerta, civil rights icon and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America as well inspiring perspectives from La Via Campesina, the Coalition for Immokalee Workers, and others.
ARTICLES FROM ISSUE 17
The women of La Via Campesina, the global movement of peasant farmers, are fighting for seed sovereignty, healthy food for their families, and a new model of gender relations […]
Written by Noelle Damico Sexual assault, harassment and other forms of gender-based violence threaten millions of women workers around the […]
Food insecurity and poverty are key issues in rural Kenya. An innovative solution: Strengthening land rights for women […]
One midwife talks about her work in the West African communities that supply Alaffia and how fair trade proceeds are funding healthy mothers and babies […]
We asked members of its staff and editorial board for some of their current favorite products that are women-grown, -owned, or -made. Find them online or at your favorite natural food store! […]