Two opportunities to support food producers in difficult situations from Landworkers Alliance
STORM BABET - SUPPORT PALESTINIAN FARMERS
STORM BABET FLOOD APPEAL
Last week, amid an array of red weather warnings, Storm Babet hit the east coast of Scotland. Farmland across Angus and Dundee has been devastated by flooding, caused by extremely heavy rainfall and rivers bursting their banks, and three people have reportedly lost their lives. Many farmers, growers and landworkers, both from within our own membership and the wider farming community, have been severely affected.
If you or someone you know has been affected by Storm Babet in Scotland, you can contact the RSABI flood appeal for advice, fodder aid and emergency financial assistance. In addition, affected Landworkers' Alliance members can request financial support from our solidarity pot here - https://landworkersalliance.org.uk/solidarity-pot/
If you have not been affected personally but would like to offer your support, you can donate to the RSABI flood appeal on their IG profile flood appeal here, and the LWA solidarity pot here - https://landworkersalliance.org.uk/solidarity-pot/
As the effects of climate change intensify, we are likely to find that land based work in the UK is increasingly affected by severe weather events such as this. It's therefore vital that we continue to build strong networks of landworkers who can support each other, and that we fight for government investment in climate adaptation and mitigation to improve the resilience of our farming system as a whole.
SUPPORT PALESTINIAN FARMERS
A vast portion of the Gaza Strip’s agricultural sector, a lifeline for its population, is under threat, and thousands of farmers are being prevented from accessing their fields and land. Over 10,000 tonnes of fruit and more than 25,000 tonnes of vegetables are now unreachable.
Last week, UAWC - the La Via Campesina member organisation in Palestine - launched an Urgent Appeal for displaced families in Gaza and Area C of West Bank to provide immediate aid to and to restore agricultural land.
Follow the link below and fill in your details, and you will receive a follow-up email with information about how to make your donation.