We Feed the World: A celebration of smallholder farmers and fishing communities

‘We Feed the World is incredible. One of the best and most moving works on food and farming I’ve seen in years.’ John Vidal

Smallholder farmers grow seventy per cent of the world’s food on less than a quarter of the planet’s agricultural land. Traditional fishing communities provide over fifty per cent of all the fish we eat.  Yet these communities are often overlooked and constantly find their livelihoods threatened by the industrialized agriculture and commercial fisheries that undermine the biological diversity on which we all depend. Over a period of three years, the Gaia Foundation invited forty renowned photographers to document the working lives of smallholder farmers and fishing communities in six continents. These poignant and intimate portraits tell us stories of resilience, community, nutrition, resilience, community, nutrition, agroecology, women’s empowerment, and the critical role of seed and food sovereignty in navigating the climate emergency. They are also an expression of grassroots resistance to the forces that continue to exploit our living planet. This timely and important book gives voice to the people who really feed the world.


300 mm x 240 mm landscape | Paperback with flaps | 296 pages


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Foreword by: Vandana Shiva, environmental activist and food campaigner.

Photographers include: Martin Parr, Tanya Habjouqa, Hannah Reyes Morales, Katrin Koenning, Rena Effendi, Pate Kane, Rankin, Jordi Ruiz Cirera, Kate Peters, Laura Hynd, Pieter Hugo, Stefan Ruiz, Jason Taylor, Carolyn Drake, Susan Meiselas, Jo Ractliffe, Graciela Iturbide, Omar Victor Diop, and many more.

The Gaia Foundation is a UK based charity which has, for 35 years, worked alongside communities to protect and revive the biodiversity of our planet, with a vision to restore a respectful relationship with the Earth.

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Weight2001 g
Dimensions240 × 30 × 300 mm


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