Empowering the Next Generation:
Changing the Reality and the Narrative
Agroecological farming and resilient local food systems are more effective and beneficial for people and our planet than industrialized agriculture. Scaling these alternatives are essential for nourishing people and reversing climate change. Yet, the false but dominant narrative is that industrialized agriculture must ‘feed the world.’
In 2021, we piloted our very first Youth Storytellers initative in Burkina Faso and Honduras, to construct a People-Centered, Agroecological Counter-Narrative. Our Youth Storytellers document the lives of smallholder farmers, including the strategies and techniques critical to their success and the universal elements shared with other farmers around the world. They also emphasize the improved resilience achieved by these farmers through their use of agroecology. See these incredible youth in action in the videos below.