Food sovereignty emphasizes the right of people to define their own localized, culturally appropriate, and ecologically sound food and agriculture systems. Food sovereignty is deeply connected to global struggles for a more socially just and sustainable world and integrates some of the most critical issues facing humanity into a clear mandate for action.
CSF and WML’s Food Sovereignty program area is grounded in traditional agricultural knowledge and agroecological practices. The foundations’ grantmaking focuses on three cornerstones of agrobiodiversity and food system resilience:
- Preserving native and heirloom seeds
- Building healthy and fertile soils
- Protecting and restoring the populations and diversity of native pollinators
This program makes most of its grants to organizations working in the Global South.