During the European Social Forum 2008 in Malmö, from the 17th of September to the 21th of September, young people of the European Coordination Via Campesina gathered on Holma Farm in Höör. Together with Young Friends of the Earth Europe, about 200 young people met to find solutions to face the food and climate crisis. In the camp there where practical workshops on farming techniques, seminars e.g. on local production and consumption, on community supported agriculture and on access to land.
Both Groups joined the ESF and took part to the final demonstration. They also took part to actions on climate change and against agrofuels. All participants agreed to move on together to farm a cool planet and to live alternatives. Representatives from the European Youth of Via Campesina will join the 5th International Conference of Via Campesina in Maputo (Mozambique) in October 2008 to present the specific situation of young people who want to set up as small scaled farmers in Europe .
For further information, please visit the blog of the camp. http://facp.jmi.cc/ or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.