We Feed the World works in collaboration with a number of charitable organisations from around the world, with the shared aim of showcasing the many benefits of agroecology and a food system led by small-scale farmers. These organisations have helped to connect us to many the farming communities featured in the photos and continue to work alongside us to reach out to a large, global audience with the images and stories from We Feed the World. They will also be helping the communities to host their own smaller, exhibitions in 45 separate countries throughout October.
The Andalusian Seed Network
Beyond GM are an independent initiative set up by experienced campaigners and journalists. Its goal is to raise the level of the debate on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the UK and elsewhere, at both the local and national level. Its activities aim to broaden the discussion about GMOs beyond the abstract, and often impenetrable, scientific and academic arena and out into the public arena.
The Bhutan Network
The Bhutan Network is an Austrian based, registered and non profit organisation that aims to connect people with varied skills at several levels in order to strengthen and enhance intangible and tangible cultural heritage in Europe and Bhutan. They contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals by following a grassroots approach. Their target groups are people who constitute the backbone of a thriving society, but who often do not have the means to network with colleagues abroad.
Canaan Palestine uses fair trade practices to empower marginalised Palestinian rural communities, caught in conflict, so they can sustain their peoples’ livelihoods and culture. Through a combination of extensive education and training, organic and fair trade certification, and community empowerment programs, Canaan Fair Trade enables small farmers and women organised in village cooperatives to pool their resources and have direct access to long-term global market opportunities.
Gaia Amazonas is an organisation committed to the protection of biological and cultural diversity, and the future of the Amazon rainforest. Since 1990, they have worked hand in hand with Indigenous communities of the Northwest Amazon for the recognition of their rights, territories, and local governance systems, as the most viable and dignified strategy for forest conservation.
Global Greengrants Fund believes solutions to environmental harm and social injustice come from people whose lives are most impacted. Every day, our global network of people on the frontlines and donors comes together to support communities to protect their ways of life and our planet. Because when local people have a say in the health of their food, water, and resources, they are forces for change.
GRABE-Benin is a non-profit organisation committed to the sustainable development of the rural world, working mainly with children, women, and peasants. GRABE-Benin aims to increase environmental awareness among the people through education and outreach. The organisation also aims to develop actions to help significantly reduce human pressure on natural ecosystems while also regenerating, developing, and preserving them.
GRAIN is a small international non-profit organisation that works to support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems.
Greenpeace China is part of the independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace. It strives to fight climate change, stop toxic pollution, ensure food security, end illegal deforestation, and defend the oceans.
Groundswell International are a global partnership that contributes to the bottom-up movement to overcome hunger, poverty, and the devastating effects of climate change. They work in Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mali, Nepal, Senegal, and Western North Carolina.
The Hopi Cultural Preservation Office
The Hopi Cultural Preservation Office is the office linked with the Hopi Tribe in Northern Arizona. Farming and gardening are essential elements of Hopi culture and their view of agriculture, specifically corn, differs from academic interpretations. The Hopi community were photographed for We Feed the World by Jane Hilton.
International Tree Foundation
KAWSAY, is an NGO dedicated mainly to the strengthening and re-vitalizing of indigenous cultures in many different Bolivian regions and communities. They work using integral and intersystemic, intra and intercultural community pedagogies. They work in the fields of human and community rights, ecological and community production, economy and community development, art, science, technologies, community methodologies and community governance.
La Marinaleda, a farming town in Andalusia, is a self-declared communist utopia. After suffering from massive unemployment and food shortages in the late 1970’s, this farming community rebelled, took back the surrounding land from the wealthy landowners and started to feed its population from its own fields. The town co-operative does not distribute profits; instead, any surplus is reinvested to create more jobs.
The Muonde Trust
The Muonde Trust is a community-based organisation dedicated to fomenting locally-driven creativity and development in the Mazvihwa and neighbouring areas of south central Zimbabwe (Zvishavane District). Through locally-driven educational, agricultural and community extension programs, and a healthy dose of action research, they back indigenous development efforts that maintain the connections between spirit, community and ecology.
The Samdhana Institute
The Samdhana Institute‘s vision is for a region where natural, cultural and spiritual diversity are valued and environmental conflicts are resolved peacefully, with justice and equity for all parties. Achieving this requires that communities who directly manage their local natural resources, local and indigenous peoples have clear rights, have ready recourse to justice, have strong and skilled leadership, as well as stable financial resources and access to appropriate technical support.
The Scottish Crofting Federation
The Scottish Crofting Federation is dedicated to campaigning for crofters and fighting for the future of crofting. It is the largest association of small-scale food producers in the UK.
Slow Food Uganda
Slow Food Uganda is part of Slow Food international, an association founded in 1989 that pursues cultural, environmental and social objectives that develop around the central role that food plays in our lives, facilitating and promoting the creation of a network of local food communities in both the global north and south. Slow Food Uganda promotes the right for Ugandans to food that is good, clean, and fair for everyone:
Slow Food USA
Slow Food USA is part of the global Slow Food movement creating dramatic change in more than 160 countries. In the US, there are more than 150 local chapters and 6,000 members. Slow Food USA aims to connect the pleasures of the table with a commitment to the communities, cultures, knowledge, and environment that make this pleasure possible.
Snowchange Cooperative is an organisation unlike any other in Finland or in the Circumpolar North – they are Finns devoted to the advancement of their traditions and culture. They hold the traditional knowledge, stories, handicrafts, fishing and hunting and other elements of their forest culture sacred. Snowchange Cooperative is also a network of local and Indigenous cultures around the world – their partners include the Saami, Chukchi, Yukaghir, Inuit, Inuvialuit, Inupiaq, Gwitchin, Icelandic, Tahltan, Maori, Indigenous Australian and many other local and Indigenous peoples and communities. Members of these Nations form the international Steering Committee of Snowchange.
Tides Canada is a national charity who’s mission is to provide uncommon solutions for the common good by helping Canadians secure a healthy environment in ways that promote social equity and economic prosperity. They build bridges among sectors, helping to steer more philanthropy into solutions that address social and environmental challenges.
Yes to Life, No to Mining
Yes to Life, No to Mining movement was conceived in 2012 by a group of individuals, organisations and networks, all concerned with the wellbeing of our planet in the face of the exponential growth of mining over the last decade. They take action against the increasingly devastating impact of the extractives industries.
Zaytoun‘s aim is to delight customers with premium quality products that are fairly traded, organically grown and sourced from small-scale farmers while supporting farming communities through trade rather than aid.
Vivero Alamar Coop
Vivero Alamar is an innovative organic farm cooperative in Havana, Cuba. The coop was originally created during Cuba’s “Special Period” when the island had to become self-sufficient after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The farm has grown to 10.4 hectares, and employs many—in particular senior citizens—from the local community.