Honorable Mention: Campesino a Campesino.
Award received by Juan Manuel "Manolo" Moran Madrid.
Movimiento Campesino a Campesino (Farmer to Farmer Movement) is a movement originating in Central America in which poor smallholder farmers innovate and share farming methods that are both productive and sustainable. For thirty years, Movimiento Campesino a Campesino - now with several hundred thousand farmer-promoters - has helped farming families in rural villages improve their livelihoods and conserve their natural resources. The farmer-promoters involved in this movement show that given the chance to generate and share agroecological knowledge freely amongst themselves, smallholders are perfectly capable of developing sustainable agriculture, even under highly adverse conditions. Since its inception, Movimiento Campesino a Campesino has spread across Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia, improving the farms and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers.
The 2011 Food Sovereignty Prize Honorees were recognized on November 6, 2011 at the 15th Annual Conference of the Community Food Security Coalition in Oakland, CA. The Prize is supported by the Small Planet Fund, the Lawson Valentine Foundation, the Community Food Security Coalition, and WhyHunger, with in-kind support from additional organizations.