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Resistance grows in defense of peasant seeds

April 16, 2014. Source: La Via Campesina

This year millions of men and women farmers of the international peasant movement, La Vía Campesina, mobilize worldwide in favor of pasant seeds. 300 more words

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April 17: International day of peasant struggles

April 8, 2014. Source: La Via Campesina

This year we dedicate the 17th of April, international day of peasant struggles, to the defense of seeds. Seeds are an essential basis for achieving food sovereignty because almost everything in agriculture depends on them: What we can plant and how it is grown; the quality and nutrition of our food, our ability to account for different tastes and cultural preferences; and also the wellbeing of our communities, our ecosystems and the planet. 2,551 more words

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Food sovereignty is what?

Agrarian Reform
Defense of territory
Agro-ecology
Local food systems

“World-wide, peasants, pastoralists, fisher-folk and other small-scale food producers
provide some 70% percent of the food consumed by humanity, even though we…

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Food Sovereignty