Family Farmers and Farmworkers: A Pivotal Moment for Change

The Most Revolutionary Act

Family Farmers And Farmworkers Face The Virus: How Food Sovereignty Activists See The Crisis as a Pivotal Moment for Change

David Bacon | 06.11.2020

The following is a special edition, eight-page Backgrounder covering the experiences and insights from farmers and farmworkers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Download a PDF of the Backgrounder here or read in full below.

Correction: The original article incorrectly said, “Corporations are proposing limited supply management similar to Canada’s…”  The correction is: “Corporations are opposed to limiting supply management similar to Canada’s…”

The COVID Crisis and Urban Communities

Malik Yakini speaks for many people in the movements for food sovereignty and sustainability as they face the crisis of the novel coronavirus. He sees it from the perspective of the urban farms of Detroit, as the executive director of the Black Community Food Security Network. “The problems people see now, from the difficulty they’re experiencing getting to markets…

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