- Published on Thursday, 19 May 2016 21:31
An intervention by David Jelinek of ÖBV- Via Campesina Austria, during the third session of the intergovernmental working group on a United Nations declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas
Geneva, May 19, 2016
As member of La Via Campesina Austria, and as a young entrant into peasant farming, I would like to express my concern about some of the arguments brought forward, which are doubting the need for article 19, the right to land. Indeed, from my perspective, from the perspective of a young person who is working and living on and from the land, I see this article as absolutely unnegotiable. In fact, I think that if we delete or weaken it in any way, we might as well dump this entire declaration as a whole, because what are my, what are our rights worth, when we cannot execute them on the soil, on our workplace. This would be like being granted the right for free movement but at the same time being surrounded by border fences. Thus l see Article 19 as it is now, as a very important and indispensable component of this Declaration.
- Published on Thursday, 19 May 2016 13:48
The Nyéléni Europe Movement brings together farmers, fishers, pastoralists, Indigenous Peoples, consumers, NGOs, trade unions, environmental, development, research and Justice/Solidarity/Human Rights Organizations, community-based food movements and others to enhance existing food sovereignty initiatives and strengthen our work at local, national, regional and global levels.
- Published on Thursday, 19 May 2016 13:22
On February 12th and 13th 2016, the second edition of the Voedsel Anders Conference took place in Wageningen. Over a 1000 people visited this two-day program about the transition to fair and sustainable food systems. It included 60 well visited workshops on issues and alternatives related to agroecology, soils, local food systems, urban farming, agriculture and trade policies, access to land and land rights.
- Published on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 15:00
May 16, 2016
This year's international March Against Monsanto falls on Saturday, 21st March, 2016.
Food Sovereignty Ghana and March Against Monsanto - Accra, have the pleasure to invite you to a silent march through some of the principal streets of Accra to highlight our desire for public awareness and participation in decisions regarding biotechnology in agriculture.
We believe that such decisions must not be left in the hands of multi-national corporations and their diplomatic enablers using their GMOs, pesticides, herbicides, and seed monopoly lobby to influence the outcome of government policy.
We shall be assembling in front of TV3 at 7.30 am.