- Published on Wednesday, 02 June 2010 11:51
Colombo, Sri Lanka, 18-22 May 2010
The Via Campesina (LVC) organised an Asian Agroecology Encounter from 18 to 22 May, 2010, hosted by the Movement for Land and Agricultural Reform (MONLAR) at the Community Education Centre (CEC), in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This was attended by practitioners, promoters and trainers of sustainable agriculture from LVC organizations in eight countries in East Asia, South East Asia and South Asia.
The encounter was aimed at strengthening the solidarity and farmer-to-farmer exchange among the agroecology movements in LVC in Asia, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of different sustainable farming methods and building a campaign for a debt free and poison free agroecology movement in the region with the support and guidance of the La Via Campesina. The encounter was aimed toward putting the principles of food sovereignty in practice, which is fundamental for us in La Via Campesina, through sustainable agriculture practices. At the Encounter the participants developed regional work plans to support the promotion of agroecology, sustainable agriculture and natural farming among the member families of La Via Campesina organizations in Asia.
- Published on Wednesday, 26 May 2010 14:55
Adopted by the General Assembly of Social Movements May 16, 2010 in Madrid
The earthquake of January 12, 2010 in Haiti has opened a new period of crisis in this country, which comes on top of the prolonged structural crisis resulting from more than 500 years of colonial and neocolonial rule and the imposition of 30 years of neoliberal policies.
Linking Alternatives 4 (EA4) salutes the courage and resilience of the Haitian people, who every day since the disaster, provide an exemplary lesson of solidarity, mutual aid and self-organization.
- Published on Wednesday, 19 May 2010 22:05
Interview with Fausto Torres of La Via Campesina Nicaragua
The international organization Via Campesina, which gathers peasants from all over the world, welcomes the consultations called by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) around the tendency and use of land, to be carried out this week in Brasilia.
The leader of the Rural Workers’ Association of Nicaragua, Fausto Torres, says this is a chance to influence in the international policies on food sovereignty and the production and development models imposed by capitalism through agribusiness.
However, the Central American activist warns that even though the FAO allows for a certain level of influence and exchange between the organizations, the aspirations of the peasant, environmental, indigenous, women and young peoples’ movements should not go unnoticed.
- Published on Tuesday, 18 May 2010 14:14
La Via Campesina International with representatives from Europe and Latin America are meeting in Madrid from the 14th to 18th of May to affirm their united opposition to the trade agreements which threaten small and medium sized producers from both continents.
The EU is holding a summit in Madrid with Latin American leaders where it hopes to close the aggressive agreements during the Spanish presidency of the EU.
These agreements have no benefit whatsoever to farmers and citizens on either side of the Atlantic.
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