- Published on Sunday, 25 November 2007 03:24
As the MST put it, "Keno was one among hundreds of Via Campesina militants who over a year ago made public to Brazil and the world the environmental crimes of Syngenta", something the multinational could not let pass.
- Published on Tuesday, 13 November 2007 20:53
Two thousand people rallied in the East Timorese capital of Dili on October 17 to demand food sovereignty for East Timor. The demonstration was the culmination of three days of activities to mark World Food Day.
The majority of the demonstrators were university students who joined farmers from different districts and sub-districts. Protesters marched to Parliament House and Government House, taking MPs and government officials by surprise.
The protesters continued on to the ministry of agriculture building, which a delegation of farmers’ representatives entered to present their demands to the minister. These included increasing production and supply of food through sustainable agriculture and government policies prioritising community autonomy, environmental stewardship and cultural integrity.
- Published on Friday, 17 August 2007 01:50
Forum on Food Sovereignty in Korea: “Building and strengthening alliance with Korean organizations for food sovereignty”
Seoul, July 2007
In the first week of July 2007, La Via Campesina (LVC) invited by the Korean Peasant League (KPL) and the Korean Woman Peasant Association (KWPA) took part in the Korean Social forum. LVC delegation consisted of CNOP Mali, Confédération Paysanne (France), ANFPA Nepal, AOP Thailand, FSPI Indonesia, NOUMINREN Japan, CANEZ Venezuela. During the Social Forum, one day was dedicated to an international forum on food sovereignty.
For us in La Via Campesina, our Korean members are a great source of inspiration when we look at their struggle for Food Sovereignty, Korean Reunification, against FTA US-Korea, and the hard struggle against WTO in Cancun and Hong Kong 2005.
- Published on Wednesday, 04 July 2007 02:36
Managua, Nicaragua, June 29th, 2007 – On invitation of the peasant organisations of the Agrarian Desk (Mesa Agropecuaria Forestal – MAF), member of the Via Campesina and the Human Rights Organisation of Nicaragua (CENIDH-Centro Nicaragüense de Derechos Humanos), The International Research Mission visited Nicaragua from June 22 until June 29 in order to verify the denounced human rights violations regarding peasant and indigenous communities. The Mission integrated delegates from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Germany and Nicaragua, all members of FIAN International and La Via Campesina. The Mission has been carried out in the context of the “Global Campaign for Agrarian Reform” which Via Campesina and FIAN have been promoting since 1999.
The general objective of the Mission has been to support the national endeavours regarding the Right to Food and the Agrarian Reform in Nicaragua by verifying concrete cases in the Departments of Matagalpa, Chinandega, Managua and the Atlantic Coast, in which the economic, social and cultural rights, particularly the Right to Food and the Right to Land of the peasant and indigenous communities, have been threatened or violated. The International Mission held meetings with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAGFOR), with the General Prosecutor of the Republic, the Intendancy for Property, the National Commission for Peace, Reconciliation and Justice, FAO, the Municipal Mayor of Tipitapa and Waspam, the organisations of producers FENACOOP, UNAPA, ATC, ARNIC, CNOR and different organisations of the Civil Society like INGES, GISSAN, the Civil Coordination and SIMAS.