- Published on Monday, 18 February 2008 17:30
Sustainable family farming can feed the world: Via Campesina's response to the Global Food Prices Crisis
Via Campesina Press Conference
Rome, 14 February 2008
From right to left:
Henry Saragih, Int'l Exec Sec, Via Campesina, Indonesia
Ibrahima Coulibaly, CNOP, Mali
Paul Nicholson, UGAV, Pais Vasco
To avoid a major food crisis, governments and public institutions have to adopt specific policies aimed at protecting the production of the most important energy in the world: food !
"Global markets will not feed the world… They are generating hunger at a time when there is no crisis of production" said Paul Nicholson. It is, he added, because of the deregulation of markets and the transformation of food into a 'speculative financial commodity' that we see shortages and price increases of food for consumers.
- Published on Friday, 15 February 2008 03:30
Press Release : La Via Campesina(Rome, 14 February 2008) Consumers around the world have seen the prices of staple food dramatically increasing over the past months, creating extreme hardship especially for the poorest communities. Over a year, wheat has doubled in price, maize is nearly 50% higher than a year ago.
- Published on Thursday, 14 February 2008 07:24
La Garrucha Declaration
Good afternoon to all the women participating in this first Encounter of Zapatista Women with Women of the World.
We women from different parts of the world, activists of the World March of Women and Via Campesina, in solidarity with the struggle of the Zapatista women, are very happy to be present at this event. Its international character, and the honesty with which our hosts have shared their experiences with us, permit the globalisation of women's struggles around the world and support to the Zapatista women and to the Zapatista movement in general.
- Published on Tuesday, 29 January 2008 15:07
(Jakarta, January 28) A coalition of Indonesian social movements march in Jakarta in 26 January, 2008 as part of the International Global Day of Action coordinated by the World Social Forum in order to confront the neoliberal World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland.
The action itself mainly consisted of around 800 women and men from coalition of workers union, fisher folks, peasant, women, environmentalist and youth. People are oppressed by current economic policies that put land, water and sea under the control of transnational companies and that undermine workers rights. Protesters raise key national issues such as the rejection to new investment law (UU No. 25/2007), import and liberalisation of food products are killing peasants, labour law, global warming and anti-debt. They march around 2 kilometers from Thamrin to Presidential Palace.