Industrial agriculture is grounded in the use of fossil fuel and high energy consumption. Campesino agriculture with an agro-ecological basis is the only force capable of achieving food sovereignty and responding to climate change.
Break the power of food corporations. Establish a constitutional right to food. Build food sovereignty from below, based on small scale farming and agroecology, not industrial agriculture
La Via Campesina says the UN proposal will increase the vulnerability of peasants and small producers, pushing them further into debt and dependency.
Via Campesina condemns right wing efforts to destabilize Venezuela and reverse the immense achievements of the Bolivarian Revolution.
We are fighting for our rights, against neo-liberalism and patriarchy, for food sovereignty with gender justice
Brazilian socialist leader Tárzia Medeiros: Ecosocialist and feminist struggles overlap and stand as the great reference point for our defence of common goods in our country and our continent.
La Via Campesina: South African commercial farming is the most powerful on the continent; it flourishes at the expense of the oppression and exploitation of agricultural workers.
The international peasant movement denounces the use of the climate negotiations to legitimize business as usual at the expense of humanity and the planet, and rejects false capitalist solutions that will only worsen the climate and food crises.
Peasant communities, indigenous peoples and afro-descendants are today the greatest bastion of rebellion and resistance across the world. Against the looting by capital and empire! For land and sovereignty of our peoples! No socialism without feminism!
La Via Campesina meeting brings together educators and schools to continue their efforts to promote farming methods that protect nature and empower women and peasants around the world
National Peasants Union: “We vehemently condemn any initiative which aims to resettle communities and expropriate the land of peasants to give way to mega farming projects for monocrop production”
An important book argues that conservationists who focus on creating nature preserves are undermining their own cause. To truly protect biodiversity, environmentalists must support the global struggle of peasant farmers for human rights, land, and sustainable agriculture.
La Via Campesina position paper: We oppose the commercialization of the earth, our territories, water, seeds, food, nature, and human life. We repudiate and denounce the green economy as a new mask to hide increasing levels of corporate greed and food imperialism
The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, launched at the G8 summit, is just cover for more land grabbing by Northern corporations. The business-driven initiative won’t tackle hunger or support food producers in Africa.
At the United Nations RIO+20 Conference, only the interests of the large corporations will be considered so La Via Campesina calls on all the peasant organizations of the world and their allies to organize actions in June .
We call for a major world mobilization to be held between 18-26 June in Rio de Janeiro, with a permanent camp, for the Peoples Summit, to counter the summit of governments and capital.
La Via Campesina is working with feminist organizations and networks like the World March of Women to promote networking and solidarity among women in North and South (more…)
La Via Campesina fights industrial food production, which is responsible for more than 50 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions (more…)
Decisions resulting from the UN COP17 climate summit in Durban constitute a crime against humanity, says Climate Justice Now! a broad coalition of social movements and civil society (more…)
Climate smart agriculture will put a dollar value on the carbon in African dirt, so it can be bought and sold on the markets, and polluters can then buy dirt offsets that will allow them to continue to pollute! (more…)