- Published on Monday, 16 April 2012 17:33
Tete, 17th of April
Activity: march and mass mobilization against land grabbing in Mozambique as well as in solidarity of peasants evicted by mining multinationals in the country and protest against violence
Cabo Delgado, 17th of April
Activities: Peasants of UNAC in Cabo Delgado (north of Mozambique) and local civil society will meet the Provincial governor to discuss the following issues:
- The challenges of the growing phenomenon of grabbing community land
- The men and animal conflict in the communities
- Impacts of multinational mega projects for peasants
- How to access credits for family scale agriculture
Cabo Delgado, from 15th to 17th of April
Activities: March, peasant struggles film exhibition and dancing
Organizer: UNAC- Cabo Delgado
Western and Northern Cape, 17th of April and beyond
Activities: The Agrarian Reform for Food Sovereignty Campaign will participate in the following activities on the 17th April 2012:
1. Occupation of a state farm in the Western Cape where the small scale farmers will also engage in productive activities (sowing of crops).
2. Public forum and screening of a movie in Van Rhynsdorp in the Western Cape. This will be preceded by pamphlet drive which will focus on International Day of the Peasant struggle, call to stop land grabbing and local land reform issues.
3.Public forum and screening of a movie in Nababeep in the Northern Cape. This will be preceded by pamphlet drive which will focus on International Day of the Peasant struggle, call to stop land grabbing and local land reform issues.
- Published on Thursday, 12 April 2012 00:00
International Peasant’s Day Struggle will take place April 17 and the Centro de Trabajadores Agrícolas Fronterizos in El Paso is calling on the community to join them for a food sovereignty call to action rally. Food sovereignty is the right to produce food on one’s own territory. The rally and other events will take place at CTAF, located at 201 E. Ninth Ave.
CTAF is a regional organization that feeds, houses and advocates for the welfare of farm workers in the border region. The International Peasant’s Day of Struggle was started by La Vía Campesina (The Peasants’ Way), an international organization that was founded in 1993 by farmers’ organizations from Europe, Latin America and Africa.
One of the biggest issues that La Vía Campesina is fighting against is land grabbing.
- Published on Wednesday, 04 April 2012 19:03
Title : Combatting Monsanto. Grassroots resistance to the corporate power of agribusiness in the era of the ‘green economy’ and a changing climate
Year : 2012
Language: English (Available in French and Spanish)
Content: This report provides snapshots of frontline struggles against Monsanto and other biotech corporations pushing genetically modified (GM) crops. It shows that small-holder and organic farmers, local communities and social movements around the world are resisting and rejecting Monsanto, and the agro-industrial model that it represents.
Edition: FOEI, La Via Campesina, Combat Monsanto
- Published on Wednesday, 04 April 2012 15:35
FOEI, La Via Campesina and Combat Monsanto Media advisory
WASHINGTON (US) / MONTEVIDEO (URUGUAY), PARIS (FRANCE), APRIL 4, 2012
– Today, the day that biotech giant Monsanto (NYSE: MON) releases its second quarter earnings, a new report by civil society organisations shows that around the world small-holder and organic farmers, local communities and social movements are increasingly resisting and rejecting Monsanto, and the agro-industrial model that it represents.
The new report, jointly produced by La Via Campesina, Friends of the Earth International and Combat Monsanto - available in English, French and Spanish  - provides snapshots of frontline struggles against Monsanto and other agrochemical corporations pushing genetically modified (GM) crops onto farmers and into the environment.
“This report demonstrates that the increasingly vocal objections from social movements and civil society organisations are having an impact on the introduction of GM crops.” said Josie Riffaud from La Via Campesina.
The testimonies and analysis contained in this report aim to inspire and unite consumers, activists and communities against the abuses carried out by Monsanto and other biotech corporations around the world.