Commitments to action

Promotion of Community-led Food Systems

The Movement for Community-led Development, 74 INGOs and 1500+ CBOs see mcld.org/members

Objective

To strengthen local civil society in low-income countries to effectively advocate for and implement community-led initiatives for prosperous, resilient, nutritious community-led food systems.

Rationale

When Covid-19 disrupted transportation, it demonstrated the resilience of community-led food systems. Community-led food systems also can be more optimized to meet local cultural preferences, and provide improved nutrition through reclaiming indigenous wisdom. By reducing transportation and storage, local food systems can achieve a more environmentally-sound footprint and can apply agro-ecological practices suitable to each micro-environment. Most importantly, community-led food systems improve livelihoods of those living in extreme poverty – most of whom are themselves food farmers and most of whom are women.

Constituency

Civil society

Action Area(s)

Advance Equitable Livelihoods, Decent Work, & Empowered Communities

Location

Global

Key contact

John Coonrod, PhD, The Movement for Community-led Development
[email protected]

Keywords

Livelihoods
Nutrition
Community

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