This webinar will explore the intersections of food, land, and racial injustice and discern key lessons from initiatives and good practices that work to overcome the impact of racial injustice and inequity on food sovereignty.
Even though the world always has enough food for everyone, access to the world’s food is skewed against some poor communities. In fact, in many countries, especially former colonies, the most productive farmlands are shared by the very rich, normally descendants of the colonisers or other privileged classes and castes and some indigenous elites, while the masses continue to try to eke out a living from their inherited but tired lands that have been farmed without rest over decades if not centuries. In some instances, the rich have used their access to financial and material resources to coerce poor farmers to plant and grow cash crops for the export market at the expense of growing staple crops, however, the rewards from cash crops are great for the merchants and exporters while starving the poor farmers who are left without any significant returns from their cash crops and without food.
The webinar seeks to explore the intersection of these two injustices across the globe. It helps to consolidate resources – analytical, advocacy, and practical – and to explore, understand and expose the effects of the combined forces of food, climate, and racial injustice.
The scene for the discussion will be set by key input from expert voices in the faith context, and the conversation will include theological reflections on how the Holy Scripture can assist and guide in bringing justice, dignity, and rights to marginalised communities with regard to food and land.