United Methodist Committee on Relief

Food Sovereignty

All people around the world have the right to food. While it is sometimes imperative to supply communities with emergency food assistance, this is clearly not enough, if those communities are to be self-reliant.

UMCOR strengthens food sovereignty and ensures food security by providing training to farmers through the Sustainable Agriculture and Development (SA&D) program. We also partner with Foods Resource Bank (FRB). This ecumenical organization helps farmers in the United States donate a share of their crops to raise money for small-holder agricultural development abroad. FRD provides vulnerable people with seeds, tools, small herd animals, building materials, rain catchers, training, and agriculture extension help.

UMCOR also supports the US Food Sovereignty Alliance. This group of US-based organizations advocates for food sovereignty around the world.