Food Sovereignty

Sarawak CommsThe definition for food sovereignty encompasses the right of every person to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods. It is also the right of every person to define and determine their own food and agriculture systems. The essence of thisis about feeding people and defending the interests of future generations on a planet where the resources are rapidly being depleted.

Since the green revolution took the world by storm, many have lost their traditional and cultural relationship with their lands, waters and ways of life. Industrial farming methods have brought about the dumping of toxic chemicals in both lands and waters which have caused a huge distress to the planet’s climate, environment and every living being.

SAM believes in environmental justice and one way of ensuring this is by empowering rural communities and urban consumers to employ ecologically sound and sustainable methods in food production and consumption.  

SAM has a training centre in Marudi where we hold trainings for indigenous communities on agro ecology. We engage and support them in employing traditional and natural farming methods in their farms. We encourage the use of chemical free fertilisers for their crops and the collection of wild native seeds for the purpose of preserving them for future use. This practice has rehabilitated degraded lands belonging to these communities and have brought the wildlife back.  

SAM has a training centre in Marudi where we hold trainings for indigenous communities on agro ecology. We engage and support them in employing traditional and natural farming methods in their farms. We encourage the use of chemical free fertilisers for their crops and the collection of wild native seeds for the purpose of preserving them for future use. This practice has rehabilitated degraded lands belonging to these communities and have brought the wildlife back. 


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