- Published on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:19
Cluj, 17/10/2016 – Between the 26th and 30th of October, 2016, Eco Ruralis will join together in Cluj-Napoca, Romania with hundreds of farmers, fishers, pastoralists, indigenous peoples, consumers, NGOs, trade unions, environmental, development, research and justice/solidarity/human rights organizations, community-based food movements and others who work on food sovereignty from the entire pan-European area of 42 countries. Our main purpose? The 2nd European Forum on Food Sovereignty – Nyeleni, where we will enhance existing food sovereignty initiatives and strengthen our work at local, national, regional and global levels.
While we struggle to build fair agricultural and food systems in Romania, European and Romanian decision makers seem ready to give up on healthy and local food production for the benefit of multinational corporations and disastrous economic free trade agreements (FTAs).
- Published on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 13:37
Women members of Karnataka Rajya Raita Sangha (KRRS) are increasingly coming to the forefront of the farmers' movement in the State.
KRRS women are coming to the forefront of the farmer’s movement. "We don't want a 'women's wing', or a 'women's section' inside KRRS. Such so called 'wings' become nothing more than a group upon which women's issues are piled upon; ignored for all other decisions. We want equal participation in the state committee leadership, it is the only way. We already have many strong women leaders and thousands of women in the grassroots, it's time to make it official", paraphrased Chukki Nanjundaswamy from the proceedings of women's meeting in Bangalore on 15 October.
- Published on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 01:04
Elizabeth Mpfou, a small holder farmer and general coordinator of La Via Campesina, delivered the opening statement at the CFS 43 in Rome, on behalf of the Civil Society Mechanism for relations to the UN Committee on World Food Security.
CSM welcomes the attention being given at World Food Day to the links between climate change, agriculture and food security
. To be sure, we, small scale food providers, farmers, pastoralists, fishers, indigenous peoples, food and agricultural workers, youth and women
"To be uncounted is to be discounted", Nettie Wiebe shares experiences of women’s struggle for land and resources
- Published on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 00:47
On 15th October, which was also the occassion of the International Day of Rural Women, representatives from global women’s movements and other civil society organizations shared experiences of women’s struggle for land and resources, and introduce into the General Recommendation on the Rights of Rural Women, adopted by CEDAW in March 2016.
Nettie Weibe, representing National Farmers' Union (Canada) and La Via Campesina, spoke at the event. Here is the summary of her speech;