#IGrowYourFood invites everyone to the conversation. Organic and agroecological farmers share their first-hand experience to help decision makers do the right thing, and citizens help make their voices heard!
Farmers: pick a message that matters to you! Keep it clear, concise and engaging. Here’s some guiding questions:
“Did you know that smallholders provide up to 80 percent of the food supply in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa?
Hello, my name is Sara and I am one of the smallholder farmers, growing your food. I am from Namibia and I decided to use organic methods instead of chemical pesticides on my farm. The pesticides poison the soil and also kill other important living organisms living in it like the earth worms.
I chose to adopt organic methods because it improved the soil quality and made my crops rich in nutrients and healthier to eat. I now make sure to use natural methods like crop rotation and manure application to control pests and fertilize the soils. I also inform my customers about the benefits of eating organic food and encourage them to visit my farm to see where their food comes from.
I encourage more citizens to choose organic food because it is not only healthy for humans, but also for the environment; and it ensures that even our children and grandchildren will be able to benefit from the same land.”
With your message in mind, time to record your video! We recommend you keep it simple and engaging.
Here’s some tips to walk you through the process: