2014 Honorees

Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC)


UAWC builds farmers cooperatives and seed banks, and supports women’s leadership, while continuing to seek its members’ human rights to food, land, and water. 

Community to Community Development (C2C)

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Community to Community Development has supported and worked with immigrant farm workers to develop farm worker-owned cooperatives, organize a successful nutrition education project called Cocinas Sanas, and promote domestic fair trade in regional assemblies and meetings. Most recently, C2C has supported an emerging farm worker union, Familias Unidas por la Justicia, and organized a national boycott of Sakuma Farms, their employer, who withheld pay, provided poor housing, and has since retaliated against the workers. 


Past Honorees

2013 Honoree: Group of 4, Dessalines Brigade/Via Campesina

Honorable Mentions:

  • National Coordination of Peasant Organizations of Mali (CNOP-Mali)
  • Tamil Nadu Women’s Collective (TNWC)
  • Basque Country Farmer’s Union (EHNE- BIZKAIA)
  • 2012: Korean Women’s Peasant Association

    2011: Landless Workers Movement of Brazil

    2010: Family Farm Defenders

    2009: La Via Campesina

    Honorable mentions:

    • Unified Peasant Movement of the Aguan Region
    • National Fisheries Solidarity Movement
    • Coalition of Immokalee Workers

    Honorable mentions:

    • Movimiento Campesino a Campesino (Farmer to Farmer Movement)
    • South Central Farmers
    • The Grow Biointensive Agricultural Center of Kenya (G-BIACK)

    Honorable mentions:

    • The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
    • ROPPA (The Network of West African Peasant and Agricultural Producers’ Organizations)
    • The Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty

    Honorable mentions:

    • Community Alliance for Global Justice
    • International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology
    • Toronto Food Policy Council
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