- Published on Thursday, 11 August 2016 18:08
Land, seeds, food, water, people and the climate in SADC - 15 years after the agrarian reform in Zimbabwe
12 -14 July 2016
Over the past 15 years, Zimbabwe's fast track land reform programme redressed colonial land inequalities and now provides lessons for its neighbours on how to democratise land ownership and broaden economic participation. From July 12-14 2016, various social movements and academics from Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Spain and Portugal gathered in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare to discuss and debate the state of land, seeds, food, climate and people in Southern Africa. The event was being held under the banner/auspices of the Popular University of Social Movements, known by its Portuguese and Spanish acronym, UPMS.
- Published on Thursday, 11 August 2016 15:52
Several delegates comprising women, men, youth, and representing peasants and migrant agricultural and rural workers from several regions of La Via Campesina, are carrying messages of global solidarity and food sovereignty at the 2016 World Social Forum being held at Montreal, Canada.
- Published on Thursday, 11 August 2016 13:11
La Via Campesina's e-newsletter, July 2016 edition, is now available. This edition of the newsletter carries news about the World Social Forum being held at Montreal between 9-14 August, a demand for justice for Brother Baek who was critically hurt during a peasant protest in South Korea, updates from UNCTAD 14th session and more. Here is the link to the newsletter. Hope you enjoy reading it and please do share it widely. Globalise the struggle! Globalise hope!
- Published on Thursday, 11 August 2016 12:08
For an increasing number of people from around the world, Monsanto today is the symbol of industrial agriculture. This chemical-intensive form of production pollutes the environment, accelerates biodiversity loss, and massively contributes to global warming.
Since the beginning of the twentieth century, Monsanto, a US-based company, has developed a number of highly toxic products, which have permanently damaged the environment and caused illness or death for thousands of people.