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The Struggle for Food Sovereignty and Land in Africa
21 January 2007 @ 0 h 00 min - 22 January 2007 @ 0 h 00 min GMT
The organisers: The Global Campaign for Agrarian Reform is a joint initiative of the international peasants movement La Vía Campesina, the international human rights organization FIAN, and the Land & Research and Action Network LRAN. The main objective of the campaign is to assist the existing peasant movements struggling for land and agrarian reform in their own countries and to strengthen them internationally.
The conference: The main objectives of the conference are: Discuss and analyse the state of land rights, particularly of women, access to common pool resources, and land and agrarian reform programmes particularly in Africa. This includes historical perspectives as well as examining current pressures and forces from economic globalisation, trade regimes, the private sector, governance mechanisms and the geopolitical international context. Learn about the different strategies used by land rights activists to resist the loss of lands and other crucial natural resources (e.g., water and forests). Network in order to promote progressive, people-centred and human rights and food sovereignty based land and agrarian reform approaches in Africa and internationally. Discuss the necessity of fighting together for the removal of the most important constraints for food sovereignty policies and for the enforcement of the right to food, particularly, the increasing power of food related transnationals. This conference is also co-hosted by ActionAid.
Terrain (spatial location): Building a world based on sovereignty, self-determination and rights of the peoples.
Languages: English, Spanish
Preferred date: 21-22 January, 2007
More information in Nairobi: Indra Lubis and Isabelle Dos Reis
In the “Via Campesina house” – WSF ground|
or call : (+254) (0)728 929 059 – Via Campesina mobile phone in Kenya
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