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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 organisations have been hosted by companions in the Emmaus Lescar-Pau village; they have come from …

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 unprecedented levels of control over seeds through their push for hybrid and genetically modified seeds. …

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 available here. The authors provide a critical perspective on the development of mainstream agriculture, which …

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 the research around agroecological farming practice around the world. The report concludes that a fundamental …

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 across Europe, exploring the range of emerging food distribution systems, particularly direct marketing and producer …

A dreadful week of persecution against social movements around the world

From E.C.V.C. March 19th 2016. A dreadful week of persecution against social movements around the world:grassroots internationalism has never been more necessary Gathered in Bagnolet, France for our General Assembly, the European Coordination Via Campesina was and continuous to be profoundly shaken by the wave of deadly attacks and repression …

Incapable of responding to the dairy crisis, the European Commission faces international peasant farmer delegation

3 March 2016, Brussels. Published by European Coordination of Via Campesina. A delegation of member organisations of the European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC), from Portugal, Spain, France and Belgium, met yesterday the cabinet of Commissioner of agriculture Phil Hogan to express its impressions regarding the dramatic situation suffered by dairy …

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 2016 in the early hours of dawn, our dear sister in struggle, BERTA CÁCERES, General …

Beyond Paris: the global food system, a driving force behind the climate crisis

The global food system is one of the main drivers of climate change. By our calculations, it is responsible for around half of all global greenhouse gas emissions. Still, the issue is hardly being talked about at the climate summits that governments hold every year. How is that? Agriculture is …

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 Sovereignty in the UK. This years conference, January 6th and 7th, was no exception, with …

Opinion: The Paris Agreement – A Disaster for Agroecology

A reflection on COP21 by Lynne Davis The superlatives used to describe the outcomes of the COP21 talks in Paris might convince us that human kind has made some giant leap toward genuine sustainability. Negotiators from 200 countries came together, accepted that climate change is real, that governments need to act …

DARE UK Meeting (2015)

Exploring Farmer-Led Innovations and Research June 29 to July 2nd saw an inspiring group of farmers and researchers from across Europe come together at Monkton Wyld Court, a sustainable education centre for sustainable living located in Dorset, in the southwestern part of England. This was the forth and final gathering in a …

DARE Swiss Meeting (2015)

Grass-roots research and innovation in urban agriculture Partners met for the third time on a frosty week between February 1-5, 2015 in Switzerland at a DARE gathering hosted by the Federation of Local Contract Farming in Western Switzerland (FRACP). The FRACP brings together close to thirty Local Contract Farming networks (in English known as …

Agroecology – Vision, Practice, Movement: Voices From Social Movements

A movement is growing. While agroecology has been practiced for millennia in diverse places around the world, today we are witnessing the mobilisation of transnational social movements to build, defend and strengthen agroecology as the pathway towards a most just, sustainable and viable food and agriculture system. This video explores …

Democratising Agricultural Research Europe

Project Description Democratizing Agriculture Research in Europe, or D.A.R.E., is a European Union funded Grundtvig project that aims to foster face-to-face exchange of experiences, practices, methodologies and co-operation between agricultural producers, researchers and food activists to increase awareness on the cultural, social and economic dimensions of European agro-environmental initiatives. DARE …

DARE France Meeting (2014)

Co-research in participatory plant breeding and innovations in developing agricultural biodiversity In the summer of 2014 (July 6-8) DARE partners met for the second time in Montpellier, France at a gathering hosted by Biodiversité, Échanges et Diffusion d’Expériences (BEDE), a French international solidarity organization. Collaborative research projects on participatory plant breeding and co-innovation …

DARE Rome Meeting (2013)

Exploring the concepts of participatory research and  innovation and the global governance of agricultural research The Italian Research Foundation on Organic and Biodynamic Farming (FIRAB) launched the DARE project by hosting the first gathering in Rome between February 1-3, 2014. The delegations composed of farmers and researchers arriving from Italy, France, …