The Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humankind (FPH) is a Swiss foundation that makes grants to civil society movements and organisations to support their actions in favour of a social and ecological transition.
Budget 2018-2020: 600 000 €
Approximately 40% of the world’s population is involved in agriculture, and this figure continues to rise. Agriculture contributes greatly to ecological problems such as dwindling biodiversity and climate change; it also suffers the consequences, and this may lead to the reappearance of food crises. The industrial model that predominates today also contributes to social problems--malnutrition, unsuitable economic models, migration, North-South inequality, etc. Transition to a new agricultural model, agroecology, which reconciles food production with socio-political and ecological issues, has become indispensable. Although technical solutions have now been identified, the spread of agroecology will require the same political commitment as the green revolution.
The foundation supports civil society and farmers’ groups in their development of expertise and capacity to advocate, in view of promoting agroecology-based agricultural policies in Europe and French-speaking Africa.
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