Join the International Analog Forestry Network (IAFN) on International Day of Rural Women (October 15) and World Food Day and Global Day of Action for Food Sovereignty (October 16) to demand socio-ecological realities, centered on justice and care.

Across the globe, we are facing multiple, interrelated environmental, political, social, and economic crises, driven by capitalist, extractive, and patriarchal practices. Climate change further exacerbates these crises, already impacting the most vulnerable communities, even though they are the least responsible. There is an urgent need for a collective shift towards practices and approaches that regenerate our communities and territories, strengthen our resilience in the face of multiple crises, and center people and the planet, over profit.

The International Analog Forestry Network (IAFN) is committed to contributing to this collective transformation. We want to amplify the critical role of those people and communities, in particular women, girls, and youth, that are pushing for a socio-ecological reality, centered on justice and care, for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Since 2016, we have been working with rural and Indigenous women and girls, who have become promoters and practitioners of Analog Forestry* in their communities. Over the coming days, in the lead-up to the International Day of Rural Women (October 15) and World Food Day, and Global Day of Action for Food Sovereignty (October 16), we will be sharing the stories of Anu, Laili, Ridho and Rosita, rural women from Nepal, Indonesia and Bolivia. They have been strengthening their agroecological practices, including the application of Analog Forestry, as a response to the devastating impacts of the climate crisis that are already being felt within their territories and communities. Through their critical work, they are building their communities’ resilience to crises, fighting for and ensuring food sovereignty, and contributing to the regeneration of their territory.

Their stories will be available in English and in Spanish, through IAFN´s website, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts so that more people can learn about the critical role they are playing within their communities. We invite you to join us during these days by reading and sharing these articles.

*Analog Forestry is an approach to ecological restoration which uses natural forests as guides to create ecologically stable and socio-economically productive landscapes. For more information please visit

Laili Khairnur, from West Kalimantan, Indonesia, tells us about the consequences of climate change and the actions taken to eradicate it.

Rosa Pachuri and her community, through Analog Forestry, restore forests that have been affected by fires in Bolivia.

Anu Manandhar shares with us different approaches to counter climate change, based on her experience and work in Kathmandu, Nepal

Ridho Faizinda on how climate change is affecting villages in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, and how they are tackling the problem.

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