- Published on Thursday, 29 May 2014 13:53
GRAIN/La Via Campesina media release
Governments and international agencies frequently boast that small farmers control the largest share of the world's agricultural land. When the director general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation inaugurated 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming, he sang the praises of family farmers but didn't once mention the need for land reform. Instead, he announced that family farms already manage most of the world's farmland – a whopping 70%, according to his team.
But a new review of the data carried out by GRAIN reveals that the opposite is true. Small farms, which produce most of the world's food, are currently squeezed onto less than a quarter of the world's farmland – or less than one fifth if you leave out China and India.
Joint Statement: Call for an international legally binding instrument on human rights, transnational corporations and other business enterprises
- Published on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 16:33
This statement has been endorsed by a wide alliance of international networks, organizations and social movements, listed below.  It represents the collective expression of a growing mobilization of global civil society calling for further enhancement of international legal standards to address corporate infringements of human rights. It welcomes the recent initiatives by States in the United Nations Human Rights Council, presented by Ecuador in the session of September 2013, to develop an international treaty on legally binding rules for TNCs on human rights issues.
- Published on Thursday, 15 May 2014 18:18
Declaration of Solidarity with the Zapatistas and the Latin American Coordination of Peasant Organizations and North America Region of La Via Campesina International
(Mexico, Buenos Aires, May 13, 2014) We are dismayed and outraged, but also firm in solidarity and struggle; we stand against the assault that ended the life of the teacher Galeano, a brother and comrade zapatista in La Realidad, Chiapas.
- Published on Friday, 09 May 2014 22:22
(Nampula, May 1st 2014) The União Nacional de Camponeses (UNAC), is the Mozambican peasant movement which for over 25 years fights for the social, economic and cultural rights and food sovereignty of Mozambican men and women peasants. Counting with the presence of 100 men and women, youth and peasant leader delegates and invited guests from across the country came together for one more General Assembly, referring to the 2014 associative exercise, from the 29th of April to the 1st of May, at Quinta Nasa, in the surroundings of Nampula City, in Nampula province.