- Published on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 21:08
Presentation of the Multimedia Peasant School
Güira de Melena, Cuba
November 23th, 2015
The AsociaciNational Assoctaion of Small Farmers of Cuba (ANAP), La Via Campesina International (LVC) and the Komanilel Collective, are pleased to present this virtual video course, "Multimedia Peasant School; an audiovisual tool to scale up agroecology”.
The scaling up of agroecology is a priority for La Via Campesina. To strengthen agroecological processes, our organizations have created peasant agroeoclogy schools in almost every country where LVC has a presence. The training offered at the schools is technical, political and methodological.
- Published on Monday, 23 November 2015 15:08
(Ramallah, November 2015)- the Union of Agricultural Work committees won Arab Creativity Award in the Economic creativity field for its project" Palestinian Land Development".
UAWC's Acting Director, Fuad Abu Saif, confirmed that our success of the award winning is considered a national achievement that encouraged us to continue our activities in Palestinian land development and reclamation especially in area "C". In addition, he stressed on the importance of the role of Arab Though Foundation, Lebanon, in promoting pride in the Arab nation’s core values and identity through its appropriate cultural programs and activities.
- Published on Friday, 20 November 2015 15:27
First published by RURAL AMERICA IN THESE TIMES, November 17, 2015
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) agriculture is responsible for a major portion of the increase of greenhouse gases. Not all agriculture has the same impact, however—the vast majority of the effect comes from the post WWII industrial agricultural system.
This system—an agricultural model based on capital concentration, high fossil energy consumption, overproduction, consumerism and trade liberalization—has put our planet’s ecosystems at risk and pushed human communities toward disaster.
- Published on Friday, 20 November 2015 15:11
(Vienna, Austria, November 19, 2015) Violence is not always obvious. The traditional structures of power and possession on farms in Austria tend to harm womens’ personal, economic and political rights. Many women suffering from economic dependency and oppression are not aware that they are victims of violence - and that they are able to defend against it. (Economic) Violence against women is still a taboo in the Austrian countryside.
Who owns the farm? Who decides about investments? Who does negotiations? Who has access to money? Who represents the farm? Who engages in political processes? And who does the house and care work?