Building Solidarity Across Borders
The movement for sustainable food systems in the United States has been growing strong over the past few decades. An increasing number of rural, suburban, and urban farmers and farmworkers are committed to cultivating a more humane, ecologically resilient, socially just and economically fair agrifood system that strengthens the Earth's ecological integrity while meeting the needs of local citizens. These farmers and farmworkers are supported by a diverse group of consumers, chefs, environmentalists, farm animal welfare advocates, healthcare advocates, academics, community organizers, philanthropists and others who share the same values. Many of these activists view Cuba's agroecology and farmer-to-farmer movement as a beacon that is lighting the way towards a viable and desirable future for farming in a world of increasing economic and environmental uncertainty. The Cuba-U.S. Agroecology Network aims to connect sustainable agriculture stakeholders in the United States with their counterparts in Cuba for the purpose of exchanging information and providing mutual support in their pursuits of agroecological farming practices. We believe that solidarity across borders for learning, inspiration and motivation through the establishment of a network is key to building a strong agrifood movement.
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