The WMW has kicked off its preparation process for the Nyéléni Forum

Watch the video: “Together We Build a Feminist Economy”

The World March of Women’s Working Group on Agroecology and Food Sovereignty has kicked off its preparation process for the Nyéléni Forum.

The World March is a member of the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty (IPC), an autonomous and self-organized platform led by social movements and grassroots feminists. We work together with 18 regional and global social movements and networks, with more than 6000 organizations representing over 300 million people worldwide in IPC to organize the 3rd Nyéléni Forum.

Now we as grassroots feminists, peasants, fisher people, indigenous peoples, workers, small producers, and consumers are all gathering once more through the Nyéléni Process.

The WMW has been working on agroecology and food sovereignty for many years. As part of its commitment training was carried out in Georgia from the 6th to the 9th of June, 2023, 4 members of the WMW International Secretariat (IS), organized a 4-day workshop in Georgia entitled “Together we build a Feminist Economy”.

26 participants, from Turkey, Georgia, Poland, Mexico, Kyrgyzstan, Hungary, North Macedonia, Egypt, Moldova, and Iran, working on food production, sovereignty, agroecology, and organic farming participated. The discussions were translated into Turkish and English to ensure everyone could participate.

We designed this workshop to become a tool to face the ongoing and continuous attacks on people’s rights, livelihoods, and food sovereignty, both as agricultural systems, the right to food, and the peasant and feminist movement, as well as the practice of organizing and producing food.

The participants discovered and discussed existing links between feminism, food sovereignty, and the effects of patriarchal and capitalist policies. The Feminist Economy framework was introduced, along with grassroots feminism, agroecology as well as several basic concepts and themes. The importance of seed sovereignty, access to land, and capitalist agricultural policies were discussed at the base of those concepts.

We prepared the video including interviews of participants of the training on agroecology and feminism.  You can watch the video via this link;