Our Purpose

Since 2007, the Kindling Trust has been working for a just and ecologically sustainable society.

Working with communities, farmers, activists and policy makers, we use food as a catalyst for environmental and social change. Guided by the Food Sovereignty approach, our work challenges the dominant model of industrial production and widespread food inequality.

Our vision is of a food system in which:

  • We value food, the land and the people who produce it. Sustainable food is seen as a right and not a privilege, and there is equality throughout the food system.
  • There is both increased supply of and demand for local sustainable food. Food is produced in a way that works with ecosystems and protects the soil and biodiversity.
  • There is a proliferation of small scale production and trading systems, that are people not market-led. Science and technology are utilised for good not just profit.
  • A food system in which food sovereignty is achieved!

And a wider society in which:

  • Everyone feels included and valued in society. Communities and activists feel empowered to challenge the root causes of problems and create their own solutions.
  • Communities work in co-operation and develop more effective ways to self-govern and manage the economy. Diverse communities learn from and work with each other to tackle the huge challenges we face, rather than letting the root cause of the problems lead to conflict and further polarisation.

How we're making this happen:

Please see our Theory of Change, for a comprehensive description and illustration of how we are working for a better world.