There were activities from across the globe in ActionAid countries for World Food Day 2012, highlighting the need to solve hunger and reduce poverty.
A key focus for ActionAid was the critical issue of land grabbing and the lack of protection for women and small scale farmers.
For most rural communities access to land is the difference between being able to sustain themselves and their families and going hungry.
Right now millions are at risk of losing their land, as demand by investors, governments and foreign companies reaches critical new levels. It is vital that governments establish regulation that protects smallholder farmers, and other rural groups from land grabbing.
As part of World Food Day, communities from the Gambia, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria and Rwanda sent us SMS texts (many don’t have internet access) about the land they rely on for food and living.
Find out directly from the messages what is happening: