The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP), adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2018, is a landmark declaration that recognises the rights of peasants and their unique relationship with nature.
If you are a journalist covering food, agriculture, climate justice and related issues, our conference offers an opportunity to understand the latest developments, debates and practices in over 80 countries around the world.
Explore the heart of the International Conferences of La Via Campesina, where voices unite, struggles converge, and a better world is shaped. Discover the history, purpose, and challenges of these gatherings as we build food sovereignty to secure a future for humanity.
We’re thrilled to unveil our official song for the 8th International Conference, igniting passion and unity in our incredible peasant movement. The global peasant movement La Vía Campesina convenes this conference in Bogotá, Colombia, from 1 to 8 December 2023.
The International Women’s Assemblies have been a very important collective and strategic construction in these 30 years of La Via Campesina. From their territories, peasant women write a history of struggling against capitalism, colonialism, agribusiness, patriarchy, racism and the advance of fascism in the world.
La Via Campesina has over 200 million members in more than 80 countries. There are three levels within La Via Campesina. The member organizations, which include unions, cooperatives, or associations, form the first level. Then, all these organizations are grouped by region, with nine regions in La Via Campesina. These nine regions together constitute La Via Campesina. Every four years, a conference is organized to decide the working priorities for the next four years. The next conference will be held in Colombia in December. We expect 500 delegates from all over the world.
The General Coordinator of La Via Campesina dive deep into the significance of being a peasant in today’s world and the pivotal role LVC plays in addressing global crises, shaping our society, and advocating for social justice. She delves into La Via Campesina’s unwavering commitment to empowering peasant women and the transformative impact of their contributions. Learn about the organization’s ongoing initiatives in Colombia, Nepal, and its connections with peasant movements in Australia.
Our conference is a living space, from communication and training, we seek to create dialogues, meetings, debates and build collective proposals. Help us to make visible the national, regional and international process to reach our Conference in Bogota, Colombia. Download our communication kit here!
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.
We call on everyone who is part of La Via Campesina to build our 8th Conference, to be held from November 21-28, 2023 in Bogota, Colombia.