- Published on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 17:42
- Women of La Via Campesina: Creating and Occupying our Rightful Spaces
- From Food Sovereignty to Peasants’ Rights: an Overview of Via Campesina’s Struggle for New Human Rights
- Harvest of wisdom: Dialogue Among Via Campesina Representatives
Annette Aurélie Desmarais
- The future will not be monocultured
- India: A conversation with farmers of the KRRS
Ashlesha Khadse and Niloshree Bhattacharya
- Indian farmers rise up against the corporate hijack of the world
Niloshree Bhattacharya and Ashlesha Khadse
- Zimbabwe’s land reform farmers prosper despite difficulties
- Constitutionalization of the struggle for food sovereignty in Nepal: Success, prospects and challenges
- Sleeping giant is stirring: Farmworkers in South Africa
- La Via Campesina: An Historical and Political Analysis
Annette Aurélie Desmarais and Paul Nicholson
- The Radicalization of the Struggles of the Food Sovereignty Movement in Africa
- La Via Campesina and Agroecology
Peter M. Rosset and Maria Elena Martinez-Torres
- Local To Global ; How Serikat Petani Indonesia Has Accelerated The Movement For Agrarian Reform
- Published on Wednesday, 03 October 2012 13:42
Urban agriculture: Moving towards food sovereignty?
Nearly a quarter of the world’s fresh food is supplied by approximately one billion people who produce fruits and vegetables on urban and peri-urban farms and gardens. While most of this food is consumed by the producers themselves, a substantial part goes directly into urban markets at affordable prices. Given that over half of the world’s eco-nomically poor population now live in cities, and given the dangerous volatility of global food markets, this locally-produced food is becoming increasingly important to urban food security.
- Published on Friday, 14 May 2010 19:46
The United Nation High Level Taskforce on the Global Food Security crisis is organising a consultation meeting with civil society organisations in Dublin, on May 17&18, to update the following document, “Comprehensive Frame work for Action” (CFA) produced in July 2008.
This report gathers a set of medium and long term actions to enable governments, UN and Bretton Wood multilateral agencies to give, according to Ban Ki Moon “a coherent and coordinated reply to the global food crisis” In the short term, access to food for the most vulnerable population must be improved and in the long term new situations of food insecurity must be avoided.
In principle, this initiative seems to satisfy all expectations, but in practice several points must be criticised.
- Published on Wednesday, 30 September 2009 19:19
CALL FOR THE STRUGGLE AGAINST MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS, THE MAIN THREAT FOR PEASANT AND INDIGENOUS FAMILIES AND FOR HUMANITY.
16th of OCTOBER 2009, first day of international action
The transnational corporations are our common enemy; they constitute the present form of capital which exercises control over our economies.
In the rural areas we are witnessing a savage offensive by capital and by the transnational corporations on agriculture and natural resources. It is a privatisation war of plunder directed against peasants and indigenous people, a privatisation robbery of the land, biodiversity, water, seeds, production, and agribusiness trade.
We are talking not only about the agribusiness corporations but also about those companies involved in mineral extraction, monoculture tree plantations, big dams, those controlling the distribution markets, and in general, all of those which are involved in the expansion of the contaminating industries, and the dispute and appropriation of land, water and territory.