Agroecology for food sovereignty
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Agroecology for food sovereignty

Which agroecology for peasants’ and rural workers’ rights – Introduction by Defending Peasants’ Rights We are reproducing a publication by Friends of the Earth International which aims to define an agroecology for food sovereignty. Agroecology, food sovereignty and peasants’ rights are closely linked. Together, they form a political and practical basis for both fighting the…

Anticolonial struggles in the Global South: A peasant perspective
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Anticolonial struggles in the Global South: A peasant perspective

On Thursday March 14, 2024, a conference “Anticolonial struggles in the Global South: A Peasant Perspective” organized by CETIM, La Via Campesina (LVC), Uniterre, Le Silure, FIAN International/FIAN Switzerland and the Movement for Peasant and Citizen Agriculture (MAPC), was held in Geneva. This conference was organised on the occasion of the visit of an LVC…

UN Human Rights Council appoints the members of the new Working Group on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas
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UN Human Rights Council appoints the members of the new Working Group on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas

This article was first published on La Via Campesina’s website on April 8th, 2024, we can find it here. Press Release / La Via Campesina, Fian International, CETIM In October 2023, during its 54th session, the UN Human Rights Council adopted resolution 54/11, establishing a new Working Group on the Rights of Peasants and other…

Palestine: no food sovereignty without national sovereignty
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Palestine: no food sovereignty without national sovereignty

This article was originally published in CETIM’s website the 20th of March 2024. The Union of Agricultural Work Committees (a Palestinian peasant organisation and member of La Via Campesina), CETIM and FIAN International conducted a week of advocacy in support of the Palestinian people’s struggle against Israeli colonialist and genocidal oppression. This campaign took place…

Defending Peasants’ Rights – Newsletter n°4 
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Defending Peasants’ Rights – Newsletter n°4 

On December 12th, Defending Peasants Rights celebrated its first birthday! In one year, we have gathered more than a 100 publications: stories of struggles, training videos, interviews about case law, reports on specific rights, there is something for everyone! With this new year beginning, we look forward to sharing with you even more contents. We…

Podcast Peasant Voices | Episode 2 – The UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants (UNDROP)
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Podcast Peasant Voices | Episode 2 – The UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants (UNDROP)

This podcast was produced by La Via Campesina, and is the second episode in a series entitled: Peasant Voices – on the road to the 8th International Conference. You can find the episode on La Via Campesina’s website here. Episode 2 focuses on the Declaration of the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in…

Diego Montón: “Agrarian reform is a UN orientation and not only a leftist slogan”.
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Diego Montón: “Agrarian reform is a UN orientation and not only a leftist slogan”.

This article was written by Diego Pintos and published by Tiempo Argentino on November 10, 2023, and is available here. The leader of the Movimiento Nacional Campesino Indígena-Somos Tierra (MNCI-ST), analyzes the recent creation of a working group under the auspices of the United Nations to guarantee peasant rights. On October 11, 2023, a global…

Does agriculture need “new technologies”?
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Does agriculture need “new technologies”?

This article was published in the Swiss newspaper Le Temps on September 7, 2023, and can be found here (in French). In this article, Melik Özden, director of Cetim, responds to the director of the multinational seed company Syngenta, promoting new technologies in agriculture. He prefers peasant agriculture to new technologies, and calls for the…

Defending Peasants’ Rights – Newsletter n°3
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Defending Peasants’ Rights – Newsletter n°3

Victory for Peasants’ Rights! The United Nations Human Rights Council votes in favor of creating a Working Group on UNDROP On October 12th, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted, with a very wide majority, for the creation of a Working Group dedicated to the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people…