- Published on Wednesday, 02 December 2009 05:58
- Published on Monday, 30 November 2009 03:26
Via Campesina was present with an important delegation at the protest of Saturday 28 November against the World Trade Organization (WTO). The mobilization was strong with around 5000 people in the streets of Geneva. The objective of these people, as well as that of Via Campesina, was to demonstrate in a non-violent manner, but with a strong and radical message regarding the WTO.
- Published on Sunday, 29 November 2009 01:44
Last night, November 27th 2009, upon their arrival at the Geneva airport, three delegates of Via Campesina and of the coalition "Korean Progressive alliance" were denied entry onto Swiss territory.
Only two people of the Korean delegation, originally composed of five people (two women and three men: Mr Dosuk Kan president of the KPL (Korean Peasant League), Mrs Kangsil Lee and Mr Jejoon Ju (Korean Progressive alliance), Mrs Eunju Byun KWPA (Korean Women Peasant Alliance) and Mr Byungsu Kim (interpreter)) were able to join the rest of the Via Campesina delegation.
- Published on Monday, 23 November 2009 11:35
Title: Effects of Industrial Agriculture on global Warming and the potential od small-scale agroecological techniques to reverse those effects
Edition: The New World Agriculture and Ecology Group
Content: According to the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change agriculture is responsible for a significant portion of the increase of greenhouse gases. But not all agriculture has the same impact on global warming. In this report we review the literature on the contributions of agriculture to climate change and conclude that the industrial agricultural system is the main contributor to greenhouse gases, while sustainable smallholder agriculture can reduce greenhouse emissions. This conclusion supports La Via Campesina's call for food sovereignty and their arguments that smallholder sustainable agriculture can cool the planet.
A report to Via Campesina
by The New World Agriculture and Ecology Group
(November 20, 2009)