[Demo Farm, Nigeria — This is a Rita, who is running a demo Farm of Francesco in Ibadan, Nigeria]

The Laudato Si’ Challenge partners with The Farm of Francesco — to grow their global network of demo farms committed to integral ecology and Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’

“The careful and correct transformation of systems of producing and distributing food must increase resilience, strengthen local economies, improve nutrition, reduce food waste, provide healthy diets accessible to all, and be environmentally sustainable and respectful of local cultures.” — His Holiness Pope Francis

Today, we are delighted to announce a partnership with The Farm of Francesco, a global network of demo farms committed to integral ecology and the Laudato Si principles.

The Farm of Francesco is a global network of demo farms committed to integral ecology and the Laudato Si principles. We address it by applying regenerative agriculture practices and combining a sustainable integral ecology approach with vocational programs aimed at training new young farmers locally in the area served.

[In the Field — team members from The Farm of Francesco]

Our WHY is a response to the injustices in agriculture we experience in our local territories and globally. We believe that The Farm of Francesco is possible thanks to our team, community and network, who are working together with us.

To make all of this possible, we are inviting all the community to join our fundraiser on our website!

Taking up the challenges of Pope Francis’ Laudato sì, The Laudato sì Challenge seeks to answer the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth through bold action.