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Special Grassroots voices section prepared by LRAN (Via Campesina)

Friday 31 October 2014 by LRAN

This special Grassroots Voices (GV) section includes a variety of contributions that illustrate major changes over the last 20 years in the thinking of rural social movements concerning agrarian reform, land and territory, particularly in the case of La Via Campesina (LVC). It is motivated and informed by a workshop held by LVC in Bukit Tinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia, from 10–13 July 2012, on Agrarian reform and the defense of land and territory in the 21st century: the challenge and future.



Diálogo de saberes in La Vía Campesina

Food sovereignty and agroecology (Via Campesina)

Wednesday 29 January 2014 by LRAN

The transnational rural social movement La Vía Campesina has been critically sustained and shaped by the encounter and diálogo de saberes (dialog among different knowledges and ways of knowing) between different rural cultures (East, West, North and South; peasant, indigenous, farmer, pastoralist and rural proletarian, etc.) that takes place within it, in the context of the increasingly politicized confrontation with neoliberal reality and agribusiness in the most recent phase of capital expansion.



Media release of La Via Campesina ∕ Grain ∕ ETC (Via Campesina)

Wednesday 25 September 2013 by LRAN

(Harare, 23 September 2013) La Vía Campesina, GRAIN and ETC welcome a new UNCTAD report which states that farming in rich and poor nations alike should shift from monoculture towards greater varieties of crops, reduced use of fertilizers and other inputs, greater support for small-scale farmers, and more locally focused production and consumption of food. More than 60 international experts contributed to the report, launched last week.



Re-thinking agrarian reform, land and territory in La Via Campesina (Via Campesina)

Peter Rosset
Saturday 14 September 2013 by LRAN


5 Years of Agroecology in La Vía Campesina

From Maputo to Jakarta (Via Campesina)

International Commission on Sustainable Peasant Agriculture
Thursday 5 September 2013 by LRAN

In the present volume we provide some of the key documents produced over these past five years, which give a feel for both the political struggle to defend sustainable peasant agriculture and the practical process of supporting the agroecology processes being carried out by member organizations and regions.



International Seminar on Public Policy for Food Sovereignty (Via Campesina)

Sunday 28 July 2013 by LRAN
Facing an international conjuncture in which several organizations of La Via Campesina (LCV) assess openness to dialogue by their national governments, recognizing the long and diverse experiences in public policies of their organizations, on September 28th through 30th of 2012, LVC convened (...)


“If we rely on corporate seed, we lose food sovereignty” (Via Campesina)

Friday 12 April 2013 by LRAN

GROWING POWER IN PEASANT SEEDS SYSTEMS: Farmers seeds and struggle against GMOs, AGRA- 2nd Green Revolution

Report on a workshop at the World Social Forum in Tunis to analyse and build strategies to strengthen peasant seed systems, and challenge the forces and technologies that undermine them (GMOs, AGRA and monopoly seed laws)



Via Campesina Booklet

Global Campaign to End Violence against Women (Via Campesina)

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.



First Global Encounter on Agroecology and Peasant Seeds

Surin Declaration (Via Campesina)

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 (...)


Jakarta, September 2010

Sustainable Peasant and Family Farm Agriculture Can Feed the World (Via Campesina)

Via Campesina Views
Monday 20 December 2010 by LRAN
The 2008 world food price crisis, and more recent price hikes this year, have focused attention on the ability of the world food system to “feed the world.” In La Vía Campesina, the global alliance of peasant and family farm organizations, we believe that (...)


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