Proposal for an EU Directive on Agricultural Land
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Proposal for an EU Directive on Agricultural Land

In 2023, European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC) wrote a proposal for a European directive on agricultural land based on Article 17 – right to land – of UNDROP. European directives are legislative acts that give general objectives to the member countries of the European Union, and the countries must then take measures to make these…

Victory! UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution to Advance Peasants’ Rights Worldwide
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Victory! UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution to Advance Peasants’ Rights Worldwide

This article was first published on La Via Campesina’s website on October 11th, 2023. You can find it here. (Bagnolet, October 11, 2023) In its 54th session, an overwhelming majority of member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council took a historic step by voting in favor of  a resolution aimed at further implementing…

La Via Campesina and CETIM denounce the sanctions against Niger
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La Via Campesina and CETIM denounce the sanctions against Niger

This article was first published on Cetim’s website, on September 20th, 2023. You can find it here. On July 26, 2023, the Nigerien military overthrew the President of Niger, Mohamed Bazoum. In response, a number of international organizations took coercive economic measures, such as blocking the banking system and imposing trade embargoes. Unilateral coercive measures…

An opportunity for rural struggles: UNDROP follow-up mechanism before the Human Rights Council
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An opportunity for rural struggles: UNDROP follow-up mechanism before the Human Rights Council

This article was first published on La Via Campesina’s website on September 11th. You can find it here. Time has come for the implementation of United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP) to be tackled at the international level. It is in this context that La…

Indonesian Peasants’ Union Organized Formation on UNDROP and other legal ressources for its Members
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Indonesian Peasants’ Union Organized Formation on UNDROP and other legal ressources for its Members

On 22-23 July 2023, the Indonesian Peasant Union (SPI) held UNDROP and legal formation for its member in Sumatra Island. This event was held in Medan, and was attended by 23 young peasants from different provinces such as Aceh, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Riau, Bengkulu and Jambi. This activity was held as one of SPI’s…

Peasant agriculture: a key element in the fight against the climate crisis
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Peasant agriculture: a key element in the fight against the climate crisis

The current climate crisis is undeniably part of the ongoing multidimensional crisis of the neoliberal system: a system that sacrifices environmental balances and ecosystems for the short-term profit of dominant minorities, particularly the transnational agribusiness. In the face of this, advocacy efforts are being made at international level to counter the devastating effects of this…

Interview of Jessie MacInnis, small-scale farmer in Canada and Peasants’ rights activist
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Interview of Jessie MacInnis, small-scale farmer in Canada and Peasants’ rights activist

Jessie MacInnis is a small-scale farmer from Canada. She farms in Nova Scotia (also known as Mi’kma’ki, the unceded land of the Mi’kmaq) with her sister where they grow vegetables and flowers. She is Youth President of the National Farmers Union, which is a member organisation of La Via Campesina. Jessie is a member of…

Ecuadorian peasants win ratification of UNDROP by their Legislative Assembly
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Ecuadorian peasants win ratification of UNDROP by their Legislative Assembly

Ecuador’s Legislative Assembly ratified the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants on April 18, 2023. This major step forward is the result of both a struggle and dialogue led by peasant organizations. While the Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP) was approved by the UN…

The legal fight of the Kenyan Peasants League against the lifting of the ban on GMO in Kenya
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The legal fight of the Kenyan Peasants League against the lifting of the ban on GMO in Kenya

Summary On October 3rd, 2022, the Kenyan Government lifted the ban on importation and cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMO) that had been in place for ten years. The Kenyan Peasants League (KPL) reacted immediately and filled a lawsuit against that decision. They also asked the High Court for conservatory measures, which were granted on…

Peasants Rights Now!
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Peasants Rights Now!

This article was first published in Peasants Voice, the All Nepal Peasant Federation (ANPFa) Bulletin, in May 2022. In this article Pramesh Pokharel, who is General Secretary of ANPFa, introduces the UNDROP and encourages Nepalese peasants to appropriate the UNDROP and use it for their struggles. Background We know about various United Nations instruments to…