21st Century Agroecology

From online food retail to big ag-data, technology is creeping ever further into food and farming systems. In this blog Lynne Davis CEO of Open Food Network UK explores what it takes to shift the …

SOW YOUR RESISTANCE – SEME TA RESISTANCE

Final Declaration of the Organisers of the International Gathering for Food Sovereignty in Pau, France. BEDE- Réseau Semences paysannes – Confédération Paysanne de l’Aude-Village d’Emmaus Lescar-Pau. More than 250 representatives of civil society and peasant …

WTO, FTAs, Farmers and Climate Change

September 10th marks the La Via Campesina’s International Day of Action Against the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). LVC mark this date as the anniversary of the death of Farmer Lee …

Seeds in the Hands of Farmers

Twenty-five years ago, GRAIN got started with a focus on seeds, and it has remained a central focus of our work. The biodiversity in farmers’ fields is eroding at alarming rates, while corporations are reaching …

Landworker’s Demand post-Brexit Policy Reform

It is with some concern that The Landworkers’ Alliance (LWA) looks forward at the possibilities for British food and agricultural policies post-Brexit. The task will require huge effort and ingenuity on behalf of political decision …

The People’s Manual – Via Campesina

La Via Campesina have published “The People’s Manual”, a partner guide to Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the context of National Food Security. “The Voluntary Guidelines …

Perspectives: Strengthening people’s knowledge

A new article collaboration between researchers at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) and the Food Sovereignty Alliance India calls for a shift in the paradigm around agroecology. The full article Perspectives: Strengthening people’s knowledge is …

From Uniformity to Diversity – IPES Food Report

The first major report of IPES- Food was released on June 2nd: ‘From Uniformity to Diversity: A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems’. The report is a useful resource capturing a vast analysis of …

Agroecology Learning Exchange – Uganda

The Agroecology Fund (AEF) and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) convened the Agroecology Learning Exchange in Uganda from May 10-13, 2016. About 90 people from six continents met for four days on …

Community Supported Agriculture in Europe

A comprehensive overview of Community Supported Agriculture in Europe has been released by Urgenci – The International Network for Community Supported Agriculture.  The report aims to give insight into the state of Community Supported Agriculture …

International Solidarity on April 17th

The International Day of Peasant and Agrarian Struggle is remembered on April 17th each year, a day of solidarity to the struggle and persecution peasants and small scale farmers face around the world. April 17th 2016 …

Europe Delays Decision on Glyphosate

European Union has delayed making a decision on the use of glyphosate in member states. Glyphosate is a contentious subject within the EU region. A recent study by the International Agency on Research on Cancer …

Assassination of Berta Cáceres

Statement and call to action from La Via Campesina. Published on March 3rd on ViaCampesina.org The international peasant movement La Via Campesina denounces to the national and international public that on this day, 3 March …

Opinion: Women farmers in Europe

All over the world women play a unique and vital role in fixing our broken food system. There is a strong need in Europe to strengthen women farmers in their work, through education and training, …

ORFC16: Building Bridges

Highlights from the Land Workers’ Alliance at the Oxford Real Farming Conference 2016 The Oxford Real Farming Conference is a highlight of the agricultural calendar to farmers, campaigners and activists working for agroecology and Food …

La Via Campesina, Agroecology and COP21

Recent COP21 talks in Paris might have been a disaster for agroecology. But they were also an opportunity for international activist groups like La Via Campesina to come together and network, share and build the …