- Published on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 19:19
Kampong Lio, Sirnajaya Village, Warungkiara District, Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia. This place can be described as a village being transformed. The majority of its citizens, especially the young people, work providing rafting tours. However, Wisnu Hermawan (31) and a small group of people still choose a life as peasants.
One fine afternoon, Wisnu and his three peasant friends gathered together in an open hut partially walled with wood. They drank tea from a bamboo cup and snacked on papaya, getuk (a snack from cassava), as well as other snacks of cassava. Kangkung and sawi (both are local vegetables) are planted around that hut . Not far from the vegetables plots, there is a compost pile of dung and straw wrapped in plastic. That one meter pile of natural fertilizer would be used as nutrients for the plants.
- Published on Monday, 19 August 2013 19:54
Rural Women Assembly, Via Campesina Africa 1 and the Peoples’ Dialogue Press statement
Lilongwe (Malawi), 18 August 2013 – Peoples Dialogue, Via Campesina, the Rural Women Assembly, together with other movements, have met for two days, and came up with came out with alternative practical solutions to end rural poverty and promote people-driven development in the Southern Africa Development Community region (SADC). These alternative solutions on issues that affect directly lives of the small-scale farmers and rural women movements from across the region were handed over to representatives of the Heads of SADC states on Saturday 17.
The SADC Heads of States gathered in Lilongwe, Malawi, at their 33rd ordinary Summit, from 16th to 17th August 2013.
La Vía Campesina International’s new action plan reclaims food sovereignty and agro-ecological production
- Published on Monday, 19 August 2013 18:58
Twenty years after La Vía Campesina International was founded, the global network of rural organizations has agreed to a new worldwide action plan based on small-scale farming and agro-ecology, food sovereignty, and self-determination of communities. At the same time, the group is reaffirming its stance against transnational corporations, industrial agriculture and agri-business.
In honor of Egidio Brunetto, one of the chief leaders of Brazil’s Landless Workers´ Movement (MST) and also of La Vía Campesina International, more than 600 representatives from around the world gathered in Jakarta, Indonesia, for La Vía Campesina’s sixth conference, under the theme “For land and people’s sovereignty, in solidarity and struggle.”
- Published on Monday, 19 August 2013 18:49
(Asuncion, July 15th, 2013). The international delegation of the Coordinadora Latinoamericana de Organizaciones del Campo (CLOC) and La Vía Campesina present our entire support to the victims of Marine Kue; survivors, families and those who have been deprived of their liberty or suffer an imputation from the framework of the fiscal investigation.
We adhereto the requests made by the Committee of Relatives of Victims of the Marina Kue Slaughter, the Comision Sin Tierras of Marina Kue, the Articulacion Curuguaty and CLOC-Via Campesina Paraguay, in terms of:
-The immediate release of all political prisoners