Food Sovereignty and Sustainability
Experts are highlighting two main factors behind the intensification of disease outbreaks and humans' increased vulnerability to them:
Reports and data show land invasions heighten the risk of a “new genocide”
The comings and goings of land invaders on indigenous lands has exposed tribes to the novel coronavirus, creating a wave of infections and deaths according to data from the Free Land Settlement (ATL) gathering.
Food delivered to underserved areas comes from MST encampments and settlements
A task force took food produced in settlements and encampments to the outskirts of Goiânia. This has occurred in other regions of the country, such as Recife, where since March 24, homeless people have been given lunch boxes.
In addition, the movement's state directorate has guided solidarity campaigns in Recife, Caruaru and Petrolina
Free of transgenics and pesticides, the vegetables will be used to prepare lunch boxes for the needy population
Since the end of March, the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) in partnership with other popular movements, non-governmental organizations, unions and other entities linked to the Brazil Popular Front have been distributing lunch boxes to the homeless in Recife (PE).
In addition to the valuable task of providing food to the urban population, each MST activist has the mission of preventing coronavirus from preparation to the sale of products
Reactions to the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic have highlighted different aspects of Brazilian society. On April 1, in São Paulo (SP), the Madero restaurant chain announced the layoff of 600 workers. On the same day, in Rio Grande do Sul, the Movement of Landless Rural Workers (MST) announced that it will donate 12 tons of organic rice to help compose the basic food basket for vulnerable people.
In addition to the solidarity actions that spread throughout Brazil, the president of Copavi emphasizes the decisive role of the state: "Many families are deprived of work, and will have no alternative but this urgent help from the state"
“The Amazon is a territory of life, food, water, and cultures, not destruction, death, and exploitation”