European Dairy crisis: Demonstration during the extraordinary Agriculture Council meeting on Monday, the 7th of September *
- Published on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 20:24
Press release of the European Coordination Via Campesina
(Brussels, 31 August 2015) The crisis in the world of dairy farming is a clear sign of the failures of the current dairy policy. If policy makers want to maintain the many breeders and ensure a diverse and sustainable milk production that benefits consumers, a cultural revolution must take place.
- Published on Wednesday, 19 August 2015 17:56
Like Olive Trees' Roots We Resist-Olive Harvest Campaign 2015
Be a Palestinian farmer for a week or more this October
(Palestine, Ramallah, August 18, 2015) It is of no new news that the Israeli Occupation continues its violations against Palestinian farmers and their resources. According to the Union of Agricultural Work Committee's 2015 semi- annual violations fact sheet, the Israeli army and Israeli settlers uprooted more than 9910 trees most of them were olive trees in the first six months of 2015 only. In comparison, the total number of trees uprooted in 2014 was 9400. Thus, there is a tangible increase in the number of trees uprooted in 2015. Other statistics of the first six months of 2015 include: settler violence recorded reached 95 incidents, Palestinian-owned structures demolished in the West Bank reached 280 structures, and violations in Access Restricted Area (ARA) in the Gaza Strip reached at least 370 incidents.
- Published on Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:07
(Zimbabwe, Harare, August 18, 2015) We are happy to release a new Video by La Via Campesina , the international peasant movement. In this video, men and women, leaders of La Via Campesina member organizations in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe share their struggles and fight for food sovereignty, social and climate justice.
Again, in the film (shot during the 2015 World Social Forum in Tunisia), we hear peasant´s experiences about solidarity, women struggles, land, seeds, water, etc...
- Published on Monday, 17 August 2015 20:16
Here is a new infographic from the Confederation Paysanne, explaining how industrial agriculture is contributing to climate disruption, and how small-scale agroecology farming can cool the plant and feed the people without compromising our future. Download here and share it as we prepare for COP21