ActionAid Brazil Local Partners at the Daisies' March
Fair,sustainable and equal between men and women. A world where small holder farmers are valued and have autonomy to choose what, when and how to plant. It's a world in which big cities also produce food and are aware of the importance of agriculture and its actors.
My idea of a world free of hunger has millions of small holder farmers - women and men - struggling and guaranteeing their rights, such as the ones from the video, which is a tribute to all women farmers’ presented at the Daises’ march on the 16th and 17th August, a strategic action to gain visibility, social and political recognition, and full citizenship to rural women.
Brazil is really advancing on the fight against hunger and poverty. However, according to Brazilian Government Data, there are more than 16 million Brazilians living in extreme poverty, earning the equivalent of $44 a month or less.
So, for me, it is imperative that the "celebration" of October 16th, World Food Day and October 15th, International Rural Women Day marks our struggle for a world free of hunger and equal no matter is your gender, race, economic condition or age.