- Published on Wednesday, 25 March 2009 00:56
European coordination Via Campesina
To avoid a social catastrophe in rural areas, the European milk quota should be decreased and improvements be made to the distribution of production. Export subsidies should be halted, and more autonomous modes of production should be developed.
« We won’t pay for your crisis »
The European milk market is saturated today because of the decisions taken by the EU since 2003. The producers sell their milk at price below the costs of production and the weakest will disappear if the EU does not change its policy. The re-establishment of export subsidies reinforces inadmissible dumping regarding third countries which never really stopped1.
- Published on Monday, 16 March 2009 23:55
- Published on Monday, 23 February 2009 06:25
Report from La Via Campesina workshopBANGKOK, Feb 21 – Years of poor land use and trade policies have created serious problems for farmers and peasants throughout Asia and the world, and underscored the need for more food sovereignty, activists said today.
Over 70 people, including many farmers from Southeast Asia, gathered to talk about food sovereignty and agrarian reform as the solutions to the food, fuel, financial and climate crises in a workshop at the ASEAN People's Forum.
- Published on Tuesday, 10 February 2009 07:26
Press Release, European Coordination Via Campesina
The crisis in world agriculture also a serious issue in Europe – it is time to change European Agricultural policy in favour of a sustainable family farming and a living rural environment.
While the food price crisis affects people internationally, in Europe three family farms disappear every minute.
Proposals by the World Bank, G8, international corporations such as Monsanto and international foundations the High Level Conference on Food Security in Madrid last week focused on profiting from a desperate crisis which affects more than 1 billion people internationally.