- 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.
- Published on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 14:39
Statement by Vincent Delobel, member of La Via Campesina, 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, Palais des Nations
17th May 2016
Madame Chair-Rapporteur, Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen.
It is an honour and a pleasure for me to be here and speak on behalf of young European peasant men and women, to convey our message. As an organic goat herder in Belgium, I grow the feed for the goats and make their milk into different cheeses.
Today, in Europe, our profession as farmers, and especially as breeders, is under threat. Only ten per cent of us are farmers under forty years of age. In fact, many of my counterparts produce at a loss; their economic margin and their bargaining power reduced to nothing. Many of us are trapped in a development trajectory which is not only very risky in financial terms, but which also leads us to do our work, treat our soil, crops and animals in a way that does not correspond to our values.