- Published on Saturday, 17 April 2010 08:17
(On April 17, 2010) Once again, April 17, day of peasant struggle, brings to light the strength and diversity of a great number of citizens´ resistance to the dominant model of food and agriculture that multinational companies impose on us all.
On every continent many varied activities will take place. As well as big events in large capitals, small villages will also be host to a multitude of activities. The activities will often be festive, as is the case in Madrid and Halifax. They will sometimes be marked by contemplation such as in Turkey where a commemoration will take place at the burial site of a peasant leader who died on April 17, 2007. They can be sociable like in the Netherlands where a food fair has been organized to celebrate the launching of a new cookbook. In many countries (Honduras, Brasil, Indonesia, etc…) conferences have been organised. In Africa, in East Timor and in Argentina, April 17 will be honoured by local radio and television stations.
- Published on Thursday, 15 April 2010 18:18
- Published on Wednesday, 14 April 2010 08:10
(April 13, 2010) The international peasant's movement La Via Campesina will join the People's Conference on Climate change and the Rights of mother earth organised by the Bolivian president Evo Morales in Cochabamba, Bolivia from April 19 to 22. More than 80 farmers representatives from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas will take part in this event in order to contribute to the building up of a new international front to combat climate change.
- Published on Sunday, 04 April 2010 13:53
Title: Sustainable Peasant and Family Farm Agriculture Can Feed the World
Language: English (Available in French and Spanish)
Content: The 2008 world food price crisis, and more recent price hikes this year, have focused attention on the ability of the world food system to “feed the world.”
In La Via Campesina the global alliance of peasant and family farm organizations, we believe that agroecological food production by small farmers is the agricultural model best suited to meeting future food needs. The contemporary food crisis is not really a crisis of our ability to produce.
Edition: La Via Campesina