PLANT was launched on Feb. 20, 2009, the first World Day of Social Justice. An ecological ethic informs and inspires our mission and plan of action.
PLANT serves as a platform for traditional peoples’ rights in Brazilian Amazonia and in sub-Saharan Africa. It does so by confronting all forms of marginalization and discrimination which lead to deprivation of hereditary resources, cultural erosion and poverty.
PLANT is a catalyst for indigenous communities and smallholder farmers in the Amazonia rain forest and sub-Saharan Africa to speak for themselves, their eco-systems and Seed and Food Sovereignty, instead of others speaking for them.
PLANTaddresses the fundamental need for food security/sovereignty by putting culture back into the ‘how” and “for whom” food is sourced among the most vulnerable peoples in the Amazonia rainforest and sub-Saharan Africa. PLANT understands hunger and poverty as the denial of all human rights.
PLANT addresses the widening debate about food and land needs of impoverished peoples in partnership with South/South coalitions and the opportunities they hold for addressing global demand and commitments for sustainability.