July has been a month of global mobilisations in defence of peasant rights, and denouncing corporate food systems and the Free Trade Agreements. Many exchanges and trainings were organised focusing on preparing for the 8th International Conference (#8ConfLVC) and promoting Peasant Agroecology.
With The Land is a celebration of the first ten years of the Landworkers’ Alliance and an invitation to join this collective endeavour towards food sovereignty, agroecology, and land justice. It links the past, present and future by bringing together voices from Land Workers’ Alliance members and beyond.
The June edition of the news wrap brings you updates and alerts from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. This includes a migration forum in Morocco, new cases of criminalization, and many different peasant struggles in many countries. Trainings in Mali, and much more.
The IPC advocates for a new global Nyéléni process, leading up to the next Nyéléni Global Forum in India in 2025. Recognizing the power of people’s movements, we aim to strengthen solidarity and unity by bridging local and global struggles.
The May edition of the news wrap carries updates about global solidarity actions, 30th year anniversary celebrations, land rights advocacy, webinars, and fairs held by members worldwide.Additionally, an abridged version of this News Wrap will soon be available as a Podcast on Spotify.
Elsewhere, in line with capitalist injunctions to “decarbonise” economies, water-intensive mining and the construction of large dams are accelerating, destroying territories still populated by peasant and Indigenous communities. In 2020, water was even listed on the stock exchange in the US.
The 5th Training Module on “The collective rights of peasants in the global governance of seeds” is now available! This module is a pedagogical tool that aims to contribute to the understanding of the global struggle for peasant seeds. it is dedicated to the study of the main spaces of governance and international legal tools related to the right to seeds.
In 2022, LVC voiced strong demands and proposals to address the global crises in the short and long term. The easing of travel restrictions allowed peasant and indigenous leaders to travel to spaces of policy-framing and decision making, to make themselves heard and be counted.
The April edition of the news wrap brings you updates and alerts from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. This includes a feminist encounter in Central America, a forum on land struggles in Mali, a forestry and agroforestry workshop in Scotland, and much more.
The month of March was marked by a series of mobilizations of peasant and indigenous organizations members of La Via Campesina, demanding an immediate and unconditional end to the criminalization and persecution of their struggles.