Sponsored by WhyHunger Co-Sponsored by Biodiversity Funders Group
In the same way that small-scale farms make a difference in the sustainability of our land-based food system, who catches the fish we eat is a major determinant in the health of oceans, fishing communities, and the food system. Evidence shows that fishery diversity and scale are critical to recovering fish stocks and the health of ecosystems. Small-scale farming and fishing play a significant role in the viability of local economies and in the food security of communities globally. And yet support for the organizing of small-scale food producers makes up a relatively small part of funding portfolios, research agendas, and policy strategies to transform the food system into one that is socially just and cools the planet.
We invite you to join us for an hour of learning and dialogue with expert practitioners who are working to support the leadership of fisherfolk communities in the U.S. and globally, including those impacted by the recent devastating dam collapse in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Niaz Dorry, coordinating director, Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance and the National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC)
Ormezita Barbosa, general coordinator, Movement of Artisanal Fishermen and Fisherwomen (MPP) and the Fisherfolk Pastoral Commission (CPP)
Nadine Nembhard, secretary general, World Forum of Fisher Peoples
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About the Speakers
SAULO ARAUJO (CO-FACILITATOR), WhyHunger, United States Saulo is the global movements program director at WhyHunger. He works to advance initiatives of food sovereignty and agroecology by identifying resources and network opportunities that will strengthen the work of grassroots organizations and social movements. As program director at WhyHunger, Saulo accompanies three global movements: La Via Campesina Internationa, the World March of Women and the World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP).
ORMEZITA BARBOSA, Movement of the Artisinal Fisherwomen and Fishermen, Brazil Ormezita is the general coordinator of the Movement of Artisanal Fisherwomen and Fishermen (MPP) and the Fisherfolk Pastoral Commission (CPP). She is based in the Northeastern, coastal state of Ceará where she lives with her husband and son. MPP is a national movement of fisherfolk affiliated with La Via Campesina International and the World Forum of Fisher Peoples. Currently, they are fighting against the imminent displacement of thousands of fishing families by the collapse of a dam of mining waste in the state of Minas Gerais.
NIAZ DORRY (CO-FACILITATOR), Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, United States Niaz is the coordinating director for the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA) and the National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC). Niaz has been working with fishing communities for the past 25 years. Before joining NAMA, she was an ocean and fisheries campaigner for Greenpeace. She has been working with small-scale, traditional, and indigenous fishing communities in the U.S. and from around the globe ever since, advancing the rights and ecological benefits of the small-scale fishing communities as a means of protecting global marine biodiversity.
NADINE NEMBHARD, World Forum of Fisher Peoples, Brazil Nadine is the secretary general of the Coordinating Committee of the World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP). She is a staff member of the Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organizations (CNFO). Nadine’s organization comprises National Fisherfolk Organizations (NFOs) from the following CARICOM Member States: Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. WFFP, CNFO, and other fisherfolk-led organizations were influential in the approval of the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustaining Small Scale Fisheries of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization.