President Joko Widodo highlighted the importance of fertilizer availability, particularly for strategic food, in preserving food sovereignty in the face of present global difficulties. According to him, the use of organic fertilizers not only addresses the issue of chemical fertilizer shortage and expensive cost, but also increases agricultural production in the country and maintains soil fertility levels.
The struggle for justice and dignity is significant as we celebrate the Day of Peasant Struggle on April 17. On this day, La Via Campesina reaffirms the central elements for a political project to ensure a future for humanity.
Food sovereignty remains our answer to the food crisis. Now more than ever our communities and countries need to focus on agroecological food production.
During the past year, the occupation established 25 settlements and 10 colonial outposts, confiscating an area of land estimated at 1,280 dunums. According to the Wall and Settlement Resistance Commission, since the beginning of this year, the occupation established two colonial outposts.
The International Day of Peasant Struggles is commemorated by La Via Campesina every year on 17 April to remember the Eldorado do Carajás massacre in 1996. On this day, we also highlight and denounce the continued criminalization, oppression, and repression of peasants worldwide.
This forum is part of the “Global Forum for Food and Agriculture” (GFFA), an international conference on global food systems organized by the German Ministry for Food and Agriculture.
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