- Published on Saturday, 06 June 2015 06:37
The pan-European campaign for people’s control of food, land seeds and water kicks off today.
(Milan, June 5, 2015) With the current food system triggering land grabbing, climate change, hunger and malnutrition, an alliance of 16 European organisations, including peasant movements, environmental, and human rights groups have presented today “Hands on the Land for Food Sovereignty”. Launched at the civil society-organised Expo dei Popoli in Milan, the collective campaign will support alternative solutions around the food-energy-land-climate nexus, disregarded at the official Expo 2015. The partners in the campaign have a long history of engagement in support of movements’ struggles for democratic control of the food system and access to land.
- Published on Friday, 05 June 2015 14:19
(Milan, June 2, 2015) - La Via Campesina, international movement representing 200 million peasants, agricultural workers, indigenous and nomadic people, will be gathering at People's Expo to bring in the voices of the farmers that feed the world and that are not represented in Expo Milan 2015.
A media conference will take place June 3rd in the People's Expo location: Fabbrica del Vapore.
Farmers all over the world struggle every day for their rights to access natural resources like water and land and to protect their traditional, climate neutral and diverse ways of food production. Elizabeth Mpofu (Zimbabwe), Hanny Van Geel (The Netherland), Esperanza de Jesus Ruiz Vallejos (Nicaragua) and Andrea Ferrante (Italy) will talk about right to food sovereignty through agroecological models of production and consumption.
- Published on Thursday, 04 June 2015 17:24
(Italy, Milan, June 3, 2015) Good morning to everyone. I am an organic farmer from the Netherlands. I represent the international movement of La Via Campesina, which is a federation of movements, and its members are more than 200 million food producers all over the world.
I am happy to have the opportunity to welcome you all on behalf of the international networks that worked in the international facilitating committee to support this Expo dei Popoli.
Why is it important for us all to be here at Expo dei Popoli in Milan?
- Published on Wednesday, 03 June 2015 21:56
Food Sovereignty Ghana (FSG) joined millions of people worldwide across 6 continents, 56 countries and 452 cities including 5 countries from Africa in the annual march against Monsanto. This year’s march was organized in collaboration with the Kanyan Akuafuo Kuo Society from the Brong Ahafo region in north central Ghana, Convention People’s Party (CPP) and the Vegetarian Association of Ghana.
Observing an annual ban on drumming and noise making imposed by the Ga Traditional Council, the March in Accra was silent with hundreds of participants wielding placards and marching through some of the principal streets of Accra. The second and more animated march took place at Goaso in the Brong Ahafo Region about 400 km north of Accra where different farming groups and organisations as well as opinion leaders joined members of Food Sovereignty Ghana to send a clear message to leadership and policy makers that the imposition of genetically modified organisms (GMO) crops on Ghanaians was absolutely unacceptable and not in the interest of Ghana’s sustainable future.