At the Ashoka Changemaker Summit, social entrepreneurs show how we shift mindsets around agriculture
Food production has radically changed over the last century, and so has the way we see our role in it. Industrialized agriculture helped us feed the world’s growing population, but it prioritized profit over the wellbeing of people and the planet. Today, we’re asking: How might going back to our roots — recognizing that we are part of nature — help us to reimagine the future of land and food? What is the path forward? And what part can each of us play?
Social entrepreneurs and communities are already leading the way through sustainable farming, advocacy and more. Corina Murafa, Co-lead for Planet and Climate at Ashoka, caught up with two of Ashoka’s social entrepreneurs: Luis Fernando Guedes, founder of SOS Mata Atlantica and the first unified agriculture certification system in Brazil, and Geert van de Veer, founder of Herenboeren, a nature-driven cooperative movement in The Netherlands, to discuss different approaches to healing our land and food.
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