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Assumptions in the European Union biofuels policy: frictions with experiences in Germany, Brazil and Mozambique

Wednesday 13 February 2013 by LRAN

Strike Four in Climate Change: A “Climate Space” to rethink analysis and strategies

by Pablo Solon
Wednesday 13 February 2013 by LRAN

Whose “Clean” Development? Communities Speak Out

Wednesday 13 February 2013 by LRAN

Our analysis, and that of many communities and organisations across Asia, is that the CDM is an extension of the generalised approach to big project and energy intensive development that has systematically marginalised indigenous peoples and local communities and over- exploited the Earth. The “clean development mechanism” is, quite simply, a mechanism that allows polluters to avoid binding emissions reductions in one location, while shifting emissions to another location. At the same time, it allows corporations and state entities to reap additional profits from projects that are questionable in terms of sustainability, community benefits or even addressing climate change.

Make human rights and democracy real in ASEAN.

Cambodian Platform for Struggle

By Shalmali Guttal
Wednesday 13 February 2013 by LRAN

This was the simple yet powerful message from the ASEAN Grassroots People’s Assembly (AGPA), held November 13 to 16 In Phnom Penh and attended by about 4000 Cambodians and another 200 people from other ASEAN countries.

Focus Policy Review: Whose Growth? Whose Democracy?

Wednesday 13 February 2013 by LRAN
Contents Whose growth? Whose democracy? by Clarissa Militante Voices from the countryside:Farmers speak of agrarian reform strugglesby Mary Ann Manahan APECO’s story: two visions of development contend in land grab caseby Jerik Cruz Photos: Agrarian Reform Campaign and Consultations; FOCUS in (...)

Via Campesina Booklet

Global Campaign to End Violence against Women

Wednesday 13 February 2013 by LRAN

Via Campesina International, by means of this booklet, hopes to encourage debate and reflection concerning a subject that unfortunately is part of the daily life of many women all around the world: the phenomenon violence against women, systematically silenced, naturalized and made invisible by capitalist patriarchic society.

This material gives continuity to the Global Campaign to End Violence against Women that was launched by Via Campesina in 2008. This booklet will guide discussions in our meetings and educational processes related to this theme. It also serves as the foundation for our daily actions and struggles to end violence against women.

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

A new space for the food policies of the world, Opportunities and limitations
Wednesday 13 February 2013 by LRAN

Language: English (Available in French and Spanish)

Content: For many years the CFS was a space that was neglected by governments as it had no impact on the world governance of agriculture, which states considered as resting more in the hands of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Then in 2009 the committee was reformed. This booklet focuses on this reform and its consequences for civil society.

Edition: La Via Campesina

First Global Encounter on Agroecology and Peasant Seeds

Surin Declaration

November 6 -12, 2012
Wednesday 13 February 2013 by LRAN
Surin, Thailand. La Via Campesina International delegates, representing our regional member organizations, are meeting in Surin province of Thailand in Asia to have the First Global Encounter on Agroecology and Seeds. The main objective is for La Via Campesina to share experience and construct (...)

Food Sovereignty and Alternative Paradigms to Confront Land Grabbing and the Food and Climate Crises

Peter M. Rosset
Wednesday 13 February 2013 by LRAN

KEYWORDS La Via Campesina; food sovereignty; food crisis; agrarian

Preventing hunger: Change economic policy

Wednesday 13 February 2013 by LRAN

Simply giving people food is not enough to prevent famine, says Peter Rosset. Instead, we need to overhaul the policies that have upended the food supply.

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