- Published on Thursday, 11 August 2011 19:05
The international peasant's movement La Via Campesina is launching a new video presenting its struggle for peasant's agriculture and food sovereignty all around the world.
La Via Campesina in Movement...
Food Sovereignty Now!
Watch this 20 minutes film and show it to your neighbors, friends, community, local organization, in a cultural center, a film festival, a demonstration... You can organize a film screening followed by a discussion where you can invite local farmers, local authorities and anyone interested.
- Published on Tuesday, 09 August 2011 17:47
7th session of UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee
8-12 August 2011
Right to food
Oral intervention by Muhammad Ikhwan of La Via Campesina, the International Peasant Movement
On behalf of Foodfirst International Action Network (FIAN)
Mr. /Mrs. President,
FIAN International and La Via Campesina would like to commend the Advisory Committee for its preliminary study on the advancement of the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas. In the light of growing conflicts over land and water and the food price and climate crisis, there is an urgent need to step up efforts to effectively protect the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas.
We are witnessing a dramatic new wave in land grabbing. At least 50 million hectares of agricultural land have been transferred to corporations only in the last few years alone, and each day more investors are joining the rush.
- Published on Friday, 05 August 2011 04:47
Media Invitation to the Forum
Brussels 3 August 2011
Date: 16-21 August 2011
Venue: Krems (Austria)
The region of Krems, very well known for its wine production and the proximity to the Danube, is going to host the first ever European forum on Food Sovereignty.
The concept of Food Sovereignty was first launched by Via Campesina in 1996 during the FAO World Food Summit which took place in Rome. Food sovereignty puts agricultural producers and consumers at the centre of the debate, and supports all peoples in their right to produce their own local culturally appropriate food, independent of international market conditions.
- Published on Wednesday, 20 July 2011 10:06
The earth, the water and natural resources which should be inalienable common goods are at stake in world economic issues. The way they are currently distributed and managed is a threat to the future of peoples, our alimentation and the planet.
Over 45 million hectares are already the object of transactions either final or ongoing, most often in the utmost opacity and regardless of farmers communities, cattle farmers, fishermen and indigenous populations. Africa itself is being dispossessed of 30 millions when food insecurity is rife. Social cohesion, food sovereignty acted by some african countries and even the State sovereignty itself is being questionned: over 10 million hectares in Mozambique, 300 000 hectares in between hands of a sole indian investor in Ethiopia and over 750 000 ha in Mali...
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