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6Experiment with alternatives for social change

"Collective solidarity actions, as alternatives to the individualist and competitive dominant system, have an impact in terms of social change."

Shared observations and working assumptions :

- Collective solidarity actions can be a local source of economic, social and/or environmental innovation.

- The analysis of the impact of collective solidarity actions give those who commit to them the ability to show their contribution to social change.

An example of activities/actions : MPP in Haiti !

"MPP supports 2 types of collectives. Farmers’ groups that commit to conducting a collective economic production/processing farming, breeding, or handicrafts activity. The other type of collective : agroforestry brigades ("brigades agro sylvicoles—BAS") that set up reforestation activities and that combat soil erosion on the plots of members. Both the farmers’ groups and the agroforestry brigades use agroecological techniques.

The agroforestry brigades encourage mutual aid and peer learning : it is the collective that serves individuals, whereas within the farmers’ groups it is the individual who serves the collective via an approach based on solidarity.

The farmers’ groups and agroforestry brigades participate in mobilisation and protest actions organised by the MPP to promote food sovereignty and the role that farmers play in Haiti. "

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