- Published on Sunday, 28 September 2008 00:40
About a month ago, the government started to build the wall in our border region: El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua; the rural area of El Paso and Hudspeth counties and the Valley of Juárez (from Ciudad Juárez to El Porvenir); and Sunland Park, New Mexico and Anapra, Juárez, México. This wall of death that they are planning to construct will be more than 18 ft. high and almost 60 miles long at a cost of 7.5 million dollars per mile.
- Published on Thursday, 25 September 2008 11:36
The farmers’, rural, environmental, and international solidarity organisations, as all citizens gathered on September 21st in Annecy (F), address the following manifesto to the Agriculture Minister of the European Union, who come here to debate about the future CAP after 2013:
To eat every day remains a priority need for all. However the right to food is scorned: it is unacceptable that a billion humans don’t have access to a sufficient, healthy and culturally adapted food, either by poverty (Europe is not spared), or by lack of access to the agricultural production. Misery pushes millions of farmers and rural people towards big cities and to emigration. In the European Union (EU), a farm disappears every minute: for the majority of farmers, the current Common Agricultural policy (CAP) does not make it possible to earn their living with dignity from their work.
- Published on Monday, 22 September 2008 23:34
During the European Social Forum 2008 in Malmö, from the 17th of September to the 21th of September, young people of the European Coordination Via Campesina gathered on Holma Farm in Höör. Together with Young Friends of the Earth Europe, about 200 young people met to find solutions to face the food and climate crisis. In the camp there where practical workshops on farming techniques, seminars e.g. on local production and consumption, on community supported agriculture and on access to land.
- Published on Tuesday, 02 September 2008 19:22
The European Coordination Via Campesina expresses its solidarity with the mobilization of the farmers on September 5 in Limoges (France) at the occasion of the European conference on the ovine production organized by the French Minister for agriculture Michel Barnier.
The actual prices at sale that do not allow to cover the production costs as well as the increased deregulation of the markets prevent the European producers from obtaining a worthy income of their production.
The stockbreeders do not want another conference that does not consider the problems of income and production. They wish effective and rapid measures to face this ovine crisis of long duration which caused a dramatic reduction in the number of stockbreeders and ovine livestock in France and in other European countries.