A French farmer, philosopher and writer of Algerian origin, Pierre Rabhi is one of the pioneers of agroecology and has founded several organizations, including Terre et Humanisme, the Colibris Movement and the Oasis concept. He is also the author of numerous books, including Paroles de Terre (Albin Michel), Du Sahara aux Cévennes (Albin Michel), Conscience et Environnement (Editions du Relié), Graines de Possibles, co-authored with Nicolas Hulot (Calmann-Lévy), Eloge du génie créateur de la société civile (Actes Sud), Vers la Sobriété heureuse (Actes Sud-Babel), Pierre Rabhi, semeur d’espoirs, with Olivier Le Naire (Actes Sud), Le monde a-t-il un sens? with Jean-Marie Pelt (Fayard) and La puissance de la modération (Hozhoni 2015).
Pierre Rabhi advocates for a paradigm shift, for lifestyles that respect people and the Earth and for the development of agricultural practices that are accessible to everyone – especially the poor – while ensuring the preservation of food heritage and the free circulation of seeds. The International Charter for Terre & Humanisme, which he drafted, federates all the initiatives undertaken in his name.
An international food security expert, he has been working to transmit his know-how in sub-Sahelian African countries as well as in Europe and the Middle East since 1981. He also participated in the drafting of the United Nations Convention for the fight against desertification.
His lectures, books and films – inspired by his life experiences and work – are reaching a wide audience and receiving considerable media attention.