The participants were of the opinion that a fair remunerative price is central to finding a solution to the ongoing farm crisis in the country. The participants also delved into the various bilateral trade negotiations India is currently involved in, including those with the EU. A significant demand from EU negotiators has been the liberalization of the agricultural and dairy sectors. Forum participants cautioned against any attempts to lower tariffs, as such actions would exacerbate the crisis.
From 31 August to 3 September 2023, 150 activists from various organisations from different parts of Spain gathered in Hornachuelos (Córdoba) in a camp dedicated to agroecology and food sovereignty, to ratify the need to break with the agro-industrial food model and system. Under the slogan “we stand up”, the meeting took a stand in favour of a fair and sustainable food model and a living rural world.
The Rural Workers & Migration working group publishes today its third newsletter. Have a look at our actions regarding the support of agricultural workers’ struggles, commercial pressure towards distributors and ECVC trade unions’ mutual support. Thank you for sharing the newsletter and the call to mobilisation against agroindustry in Cordóba in September.
Following the coup d’état that took place on 26 July 2023, very harsh sanctions were decreed against Niger, such as the blocking of the banking system and the trade embargo on the country. In addition to these unjust and inhumane sanctions, the Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has announced a military intervention in Niger, supported by the United States and France.
The Confédération Paysanne denounces the risk of military intervention in Niger and supports the populations and farmers of the Sahel. The peasant, pastoral, and fishing communities that represent the vast majority of Niger’s population would be the first victims of the war. Peasants of the Confédération Paysanne denounce the economic sanctions and freezing of assets at the Central Bank of West African States.
This designation makes it much harder for Cuba to make transactions using international banking systems and acquire necessary goods on the international market, such as fuel, food, construction supplies, hygiene products, and medicine. Sign this petition calling to let Cuba live. We will deliver signed petitions to the White House on December 8, 2023.
“A Haitian Solution for the Haitian Crisis,” free from the intrusion of corrupt and imperialist powers responsible for the social, political, and economic violence. We vehemently reject the threats of military interventions from the “core group”. Previous invasions further deteriorated the living conditions of the Haitian people. We commit to continuing our support for the Haitian people in their just demands.
From August 5th to August 10th, 2023, 1,152 national and international delegates and guests from 36 organizations gathered at Sant Lakay in Papaye to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the MPP. They have issued a call for the solidarity of all peasant, social, and political organizations throughout the planet to support Haiti in its resistance against any new form of occupation.
An international delegation from La Via Campesina has arrived at the congress to express the solidarity of La Via Campesina as a whole. This journey is part of the movement’s efforts to support the Haitian peasantry and people in their fight against social, political, and economic violence, as well as the recent threats of foreign military intervention. This situation has persisted over time and worsened since 2011.
Over the past twelve months, coconut farmers in the states of Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu have witnessed a drastic decline in the prices of raw coconuts and dried kernels (Copra). They claim that the support price for ball copra doesn’t even cover the cultivation costs. In the last six months alone, the prices of dried kernels have dropped by nearly 40%.