Food Sovereignty

UN Food Systems Summit: Social Movements call for True Food Systems Change

In these times of growing hunger and multiple crises, it is more urgent than ever that governments and the UN listen to us. We call on you: change direction, and support our demands and efforts for a food sovereign future based on human rights and the principles of agroecology, care, justice, diversity, solidarity and  accountability.

A group of Japanese farmers protesting peacefully against the G7 meeting, holding placards.

Japan’s Food Sovereignty is under threat. The Japanese Family Farmers’ Movement (Nouminren) calls for a structural rethink

The Basic Law on Food, Agriculture, and Rural Areas in Japan, the most important legislation in the agricultural sector, is currently under review by the Japanese government. Alarmed at the threat to the country’s food sovereignty, the Japan Family Farmers Movement (Nouminren) has presented a proposal advocating for a departure from the neoliberal food and agricultural policies that have been in place.

An illustration showing a peasant from Central American region looking up to the 'clouds'.

Data for Food Security and Nutrition: CSIPM Vision Statement

Within the CFS data definition, there is space for data to enable food sovereignty by facilitating exchange on farming techniques and agroecological climate adaptation, increasing the viability of smallholder food producers, or revealing the true cost of the industrial agricultural system.

30 years of LVC : Celebrating a Legacy of Struggle and Hope

On 15th May, in Mons, Belgium – hosted by ECVC – we organized a hybrid event to commemorate La Via Campesina’s 30 years of foundation. The meeting was an opportunity to further strengthen the movement, shed light on recent triumphs, and address the forthcoming hurdles.

Video Explainer: What is Food Sovereignty?

Food Sovereignty is the right of people everywhere to produce food locally and sustainably through agroecological methods that respect the climatic, cultural and geographical context of each region. It places us at the heart of food systems, by building on the principles of solidarity, collectivism and social justice

La Via Campesina Warns of Democratic Frailty in Ecuador

As a movement present worldwide, we call on our member organizations, allies and multilateral institutions to remain alert to the events in Ecuador. We call to pay special attention to the peasant sector, those who feed the country, the montubio people, Afro-descendants and indigenous people, as well as the artisanal fisher-folk.