It is clearer than ever that it is time to transform our food systems and the economic models and loss of connection that created them to create a new normal that puts the health of planet and people over profit. The alternatives for transformative change already exist — degrowth, social solidarity economies, and collectivising for action.

Unlike growth-driven capitalist economies, solidarity economies are a commitment to community, to localised economies focused on mutual benefit, sufficiency for all, and frugal yet radical abundance for everyone. The legacy of the capitalist economy includes an increasingly fractured and transactional society, and AFSA is working to help connect people and organisations doing great work through our regular Solidarity Sessions online.

Solidarity economies value the labour of growers, makers, and thinkers. Solidarity privileges connectedness and relations — we value relationships over transactions.

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