- Published on Thursday, 19 November 2009 02:33
Press Release - La Via Campesina
(Rome, 18 November 2009) The blatant absence of the heads of states of the G8 countries in the World Food Summit, held in Rome from 16 to 18th of November was one of the key causes of the total failure of this summit. There were no concrete measures taken to eradicate hunger, to stop food speculation or to stop the expansion of agrofuels. There were no measures to stop the devastating effects of corporate agriculture or to support domestic peasant based food production.
- Published on Tuesday, 17 November 2009 05:46
Invitation to a press conference and action by La Via Campesina
17th of November: 11AM Symbolic action and Farmers views on the Committee on Food Security Reform of the FAO
Rome - Food sovereignty tent in front of FAO building
Farmers will be available throughout the day for interviews
La Via Campesina strongly supports the framework of the reformed FAO committee on food security for its democratic basis. In order to attack the problem of hunger in the world, governments need to assume their responsabilities through the implementation of public policies that support food sovereignty at all levels.
- Published on Monday, 16 November 2009 09:17
Press release - La Via Campesina(Rome, 15th of November 2009) La Via Campesina is appalled by the arrogance of the private sector and especially Nestlé in pretending to provide solutions for the food crisis whereas the transnational companies have continued to actively contribute to creating this crisis.
The comments of the Nestlé president at the FAO private sector Conference in Milan on the 12th of November were particularly shocking given Nestlés well known harmful campaigns to sell baby formula and discourage breastfeeding in developing countries.