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Peasants’ rights are unique and require urgent protection, says Elizabeth Mpofu

Human Rights Council, 33rd Session, Item 5 – Human Rights bodies and mechanisms – General Debate on the Report of IGWG on rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas (A/HRC/33/59) President of the Council, Chair-Rapporteur of the Open ended Working Group, Delegates and Colleagues, I am Elizabeth Mpofu, the International Coordinator of La Via Campesina.… Read more →

“Be Proud to Become a Farmwoman!” say Elizabeth Mpofu

(Germany,Teisendorf, January 21, 2014)(al) It is certainly not an everyday occurrence, that a woman from Zimbabwe, who runs a small farm in that country, congratulates a young woman from Bavaria for her decision to also run a small farm and tells her to be proud of that decision.  Elizabeth Mpofu is, however, not an everyday… Read more →

Alten Post interview Elizabeth Mpofu about G8/G7 Initiative

(Germany, Teisendorf, January 21, 2015) On the afternoon of January 21, 2015, before the talk of small farmer Elizabeth Mpofu from Zimbabwe, general secretary of the international peasant organization “Via Campesina” and Co-founder of regional farmers-organizations, on the evening of the same day in the “Alten Post” Teisendorf, did freelance journalist Alois Albrecht have the… Read more →

Peasants of the world urge states to adopt declaration on their rights

Press Release (Geneva, September 18, 2018) La Via Campesina and allies CETIM, FIAN and other organisations are in Geneva to engage, confirm commitments of and persuade member states of the Human Rights Council to support an international legal instrument to enable the effective protection the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas.… Read more →

Agroecology is our best hope for sustainable development

First published by Farming Matters The Sustainable Development Goals present an impressive commitment to eradicating poverty, ending hunger, achieving food security, promoting nutrition and sustainable agriculture and ensuring that no one is left behind. Agroecology is based on traditional and indigenous farming knowledge, and when carried out by peasants has shown to be much more productive per… Read more →