On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, LRC shines a light on how indigenous practices can fix the broken food system.

Large-scale agriculture is responsible for leveling many of the country’s forests. LRC believes that a food sovereignty framework should inform public policies on food and agriculture. Food sovereignty is in keeping with indigenous knowledge systems and practices in feeding and nourishing communities — that are not parasitic but harmonious with nature. Indigenous people’s practice of food sovereignty and agroecology is an important expression of their self-determination, and people’s control over food systems is critical in building a just world.

In this LRC video, we share the main principles of food sovereignty and showcase practices of our indigenous community partners that can be replicated across the country.

Watch the video here.