- Published on Monday, 03 April 2017 17:33
A call from civil society
The 10th edition of the Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA) was held in Brussels on the 28th of March. Its organisers, Syngenta (a multinational chemicals and agrifood firm) and ELO (an organisation that lobbies for large European landowners) presented their brand of agriculture, which they claim will meet food and environmental challenges. A coalition of farmers’ organisations (members of La Via Campesina), civil society organisations and citizens have denounced these false agribusiness solutions and are issuing this appeal to send a firm message to the organisers and attendees of this forum : this agriculture has no future !
- Published on Monday, 03 April 2017 16:44
Two years after the announcement that led to the end of the dairy quota regime March 31, 2015, no glimmer of hope looms on the horizon of dairy producers. Today, the majority of dairy producers in Europe continue to sell every kilo of milk at a loss.
The stock of milk powder amounts to 418.978 million Tm. What’s more, springtime has come, and we’re in the eve of taking our cows out to the meadows, we therefore expect a very significant increase in production. To this we must add, that the consumption of liquid milk is declining in many countries in the EU.
- Published on Monday, 03 April 2017 12:49
El Paso, Texas: On Friday, March 31, 2017, a 'Marcha Campesina' (March of the Peasants) was organised to remember César Chávez and to remind the society that the struggle for justice and dignity for women and men, working in the fields and in the canneries, continues.
César Chávez was born on 1927 in Yuma, Arizona. If he was alive, he would have turned 90 years old on Friday, March 31. He died on April 23, 1993 in San Luis, Arizona.
- Published on Friday, 31 March 2017 14:12
European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC) held its annual General Assembly from the 23-25th of March 2017.
Delegates from 22 countries came together in Rome, where on day one of the assembly, Fabrizio Garbarino, president of the host organization ARI, Associazione Rurale Italiana welcomed everyone and initiated the process.
The assembly paid homage to our departed comrade Nicolas Duntze before it moved on to discuss the preparations being made for the VIIth conference of La Via Campesina scheduled to take place in July, 2017 in Basque.